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Salvador Dalí (scenario) and
Luis Buñuel (scenario)
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Release Date:
6 June 1929 (France) See more »
A surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí. Director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (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
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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Legend has it that the severed hand used in the street scene was a real hand, and Dali convinced a man to cut it off in exchange for enough money to buy lunch.See more »
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 »
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Prelude Tristan und IsoldeSee more »


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60 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
Open Doors To The Irrational, 5 May 2005
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

Couple of weeks ago I visited Philadelphia Museum of Art. One of the reasons I went there was to try to see the Salvador Dali's exhibitions but the tickets have been sold until the end of April. While in the museum, I was able to see two films that Dali was a big part of. In the video Gallery of the museum, two intriguing projects have been running together in the continuous loop, the early "Un Chien Andalou" (17 minutes) and the recently released, animated Destino (6 minutes). This was the first viewing for me. I kept coming back to the gallery for few more times and I never was tired of both short films.

The inspiration for "Un Chien Andalou" began with the dreams of two men, two artists, and two friends. Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali exchanged the dreams they both had, Bunuel - about a slender cloud slicing the moon in half "like a razor blade slicing through an eye", and Dali - about a dream involving a hand enveloped by ants. Both artists soon began working on a film script based on these ideas.

Made in 1929, the film has not aged at all. The film's disconnected but haunting scenes and images are as shocking today (at least, for me they were) as I am sure they were 75 years ago. The reason the film is so powerful today may be in the themes of love, sex, death, and decay that are eternal and will always attract the artists and audiences alike. It is also could be in the establishing and following by both artists the certain rules, "No idea or image that might lend itself to a rational explanation of any kind will be accepted...We had to open all doors to the irrational and keep only those images that surprised us without trying to explain why." Perhaps, Dali and Bunuel intended their film to be experienced directly and not analyzed by the viewers.

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