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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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An all-out assault on the brain, by way of the eyeball. See more (133 total) »

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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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:
Director Trademark: [Luis Buñuel] [insects]Ants emerge from a wound in a hand.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:
Tristan und Isolde: LiebestodSee more »

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27 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
An all-out assault on the brain, by way of the eyeball., 13 July 2005
Author: Ham_and_Egger from Indianapolis, Indiana

Distilled surrealism. 100% pure but joyously unrefined. This film can never age, it will still be slicing film students' eyes wide open a hundred years from now. As movies get more and more codified it's a real joy to watch something like this, utterly freewheeling.

What makes 'Un chien andalou' exciting for me is that it's so replete with imagery that an instinctual human fear of anarchy kicks in and you can't help trying to piece it all together somehow, as if it were one of those 3D art posters and if you stared at it long enough you'd finally "get it." Yet it just can't be understood in any conventional way, and anyone who tells you otherwise is simply trying to push their own subconscious on you.

I don't have anything against Wagner but this film should definitely be watched without the distraction of the score that Buñuel added later.

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