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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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A surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí, director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic... See more » | Add synopsis »
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For those who like their Surrealism straight, no water-back. See more (132 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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16 min
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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, reading, throws the book aside. The image it shows when it lays open is a reproduction of a painting by Vermeer. Vermeer was a Dutch painter greatly admired by Salvador Dalí, and whom Dalí referenced often in his own paintings.See more »
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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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Howlings in Favour of De Sade (1952)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tristan und Isolde: LiebestodSee more »

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39 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
For those who like their Surrealism straight, no water-back., 6 January 2005
Author: FilmSnobby from San Diego

Probably the greatest short film in existence, and one of the most influential films ever. Preferable, in my view, to the longer follow-up *L'Age d'Or*, if only because *Un Chien Andalou* wastes no time trying to construct an even peripheral narrative. Just seventeen minutes of masterly, bizarre images and dream-logic. There's something gratifying in the fact that, in Bunuel's first film, Bunuel himself is practically the first thing we see. After he cuts open a woman's eyeball with a straight razor, we see him no more. A fine introduction.

The famous Slitting of the Eyeball constitutes Bunuel's clarion call for cinema to ATTACK the audience right at the organ with which it consumes the medium. From that point on, he never looked back during the next five decades of movie-making. You'll notice I've waited this long to mention his putative collaborator on *Un Chien Andalou*, Salvador Dali. That's because dragging him along is wearisome, and frankly, not even germane. This movie is strictly Bunuel's baby, and I don't care what the credits say: we get the guns, bugs, rotting carcasses, sexual fetishism, and idiotic clergymen that featured in almost every Bunuel film that followed this one. I'm not sure which part of the movie constituted Dali's dreams . . . but from where I'm sitting, *Andalou* strikes me as wholly Bunuelian.

It's also not as sloppy as some critics have made out. The images may be as disconnected as in any dream, but the logic behind them is rooted in the aesthetic philosophies of the great Surrealists like Artaud, Cocteau, and the rest of 'em. Don't kid yourself into believing that Bunuel was a lazy hack with a camera, the directorial equivalent of a homely poet scribbling free verse at your local Starbucks. He knew exactly what he was doing, and in this film, made each of those seventeen minutes count. There is a ruthless economy actuating all that kinky whimsy.

A landmark achievement that prodded the medium forward even as it announced the zenith of the Surrealist movement. 10 stars out of 10.

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