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Director:
Writers:
Salvador Dalí (scenario) and
Luis Buñuel (scenario)
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Release Date:
6 June 1929 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí. Director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(119 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Simone Mareuil ... Young girl (as Simonne Mareuil)

Pierre Batcheff ... Man (as Pierre Batchef)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Luis Buñuel ... Man in Prolog (uncredited)

Salvador Dalí ... Seminarist (uncredited)
Robert Hommet ... Young Man (uncredited)
Marval ... Seminarist (uncredited)
Fano Messan ... Hermaphrodite (uncredited)
Jaume Miravitlles ... Fat Seminarist (uncredited)

Directed by
Luis Buñuel  (as Louis Bunuel)
 
Writing credits
Salvador Dalí (scenario) (as Salvador Dali) and
Luis Buñuel (scenario) (as Louis Bunuel)

Produced by
Luis Buñuel .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Albert Duverger  (as Duverger)
Jimmy Berliet (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Luis Buñuel 
 
Art Direction by
Pierre Schild (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Luis Buñuel .... music selection (1960 sonorized version)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Un chien andalou" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
16 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (1977) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1962) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1962) (uncut) | Finland:(Banned) (1956 ) (uncut) | Germany:16 | Netherlands:Unrated | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1994) | USA:Not Rated

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Trivia:
During the bicycle scene, the woman who is sitting on a chair while reading throws the book aside. The image it shows when it lays open is a reproduction of a painting by Johannes Vermeer. Vermeer was a Dutch painter greatly admired by Salvador Dalí, and Dalí often referenced Vermeer in his own paintings.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the young woman with the box is about to be run over by a car, she raises her hands. At that moment she is not holding the box. In the next shot just before the accident she is holding the box again.See more »
Soundtrack:
Prelude Tristan und IsoldeSee more »

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42 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Holy Eyeball Slicing, Batman!, 22 January 1999

"Sitting comfortably in a dark room, dazzled by the light and the movement which exert a quasi-hypnotic power... fascinated by the interest of human faces and the rapid changes of place, [a] cultivated individual placidly accepts the most appalling themes...and all this naturally sanctioned by habitual morality, government, and international censorship, religion, dominated by good taste and enlivened by white humor and other prosaic imperatives of reality." - Luis Bunuel

Un Chien Andalou exists to shock the viewer of this stupor that Bunuel elucidates above. Freudian dream imagery, amorphous space/time, and absurdist humor combine in this drawn out mating ritual between a confused cyclist and the female he pursues. May be the most inventive fifteen minutes of film anywhere.

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