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Writer:
Luis Buñuel (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 August 1967 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Silvia Pinal ... Leticia 'La Valkiria'
Enrique Rambal ... Edmundo Nobile
Claudio Brook ... Julio, Mayordomo; Steward
José Baviera ... Leandro Gomez
Augusto Benedico ... Carlos Conde; Doctor
Antonio Bravo ... Sergio Russell
Jacqueline Andere ... Alicia de Roc
César del Campo ... Alvaro, Coronel; Colonel
Rosa Elena Durgel ... Silvia

Lucy Gallardo ... Lucía de Nobile
Enrique García Álvarez ... Alberto Roc
Ofelia Guilmáin ... Juana Avila
Nadia Haro Oliva ... Ana Maynar
Tito Junco ... Raúl
Xavier Loyá ... Francisco Avila
Xavier Massé ... Eduardo
Ofelia Montesco ... Beatriz
Luis Beristáin ... Cristián Ugalde
Patricia Morán ... Rita Ugalde
Patricia de Morelos ... Blanca
Bertha Moss ... Leonora
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric del Castillo
Janet Alcoriza ... (uncredited)
Daniel Arroyo ... Hombre anciano atrapado en iglesia (uncredited)
Victorio Blanco ... Transeúnte (uncredited)
Florencio Castelló ... (uncredited)
Arturo Cobo ... (uncredited)
Pancho Córdova ... (uncredited)
Enrique del Castillo ... (uncredited)
Ángel Di Stefani ... Espectador fuera de la casa (uncredited)
Juan Antonio Edwards ... Johnny, niño (uncredited)
Jesús Gómez ... Policia; Policeman (uncredited)
David Hayat ... (uncredited)
Elodia Hernández ... (uncredited)
Luis Lomelí ... (uncredited)
Chel López ... (uncredited)
Rita Macedo ... Lucía de Nobile (uncredited)
Ángel Merino ... Lucas (uncredited)
Roberto Meyer ... Loco; Fool (uncredited)
Rubén Márquez ... Hombre atrapado en iglesia (uncredited)
Fernando Yapur ... Policía (uncredited)
Guillermo Álvarez Bianchi ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Luis Buñuel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luis Alcoriza  uncredited
José Bergamin  play (uncredited)
Luis Buñuel  screenplay and dialogue

Produced by
Gustavo Alatriste .... producer
 
Original Music by
Raúl Lavista 
 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Figueroa 
 
Film Editing by
Carlos Savage 
 
Production Design by
Jesús Bracho 
 
Costume Design by
Georgette Somohano 
 
Makeup Department
Esperanza Gómez .... hair stylist
Armando Meyer .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Antonio de Salazar .... production manager
Fidel Pizarro .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ignacio Villareal .... assistant director
Arturo Ripstein .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
José B. Carles .... sound
Abraham Cruz .... sound editor
James L. Fields .... sound
Galdino R. Samperio .... sound recording engineer
 
Special Effects by
Juan Muñoz Ravelo .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ángel Corona .... still photographer
Manuel González .... camera operator
Daniel López .... lighting chief
 
Editorial Department
Sigfrido García .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Pietro Domenico Paradisi .... composer: additional music
Domenico Scarlatti .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Pedro López .... script supervisor
Nicolás Rueda hijo .... title designer (as Nicolás Rueda Jr.)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El ángel exterminador" - Mexico (original title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Trivia:
Often referenced in Woody Allen's films.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: After the butler trips in the dining room, the lady of the house follows him into the kitchen. While they speak the boom mic can clearly be seen at the bottom of the screen, extending out from under a table.See more »
Quotes:
Carlos Conde; Doctor:[Seeing a box of drugs] You kept that here?
Edmundo Nobile:Every now and then we used to meet in this room - just friends - passing unforgetable hours together.
Carlos Conde; Doctor:Why didn't you show it to me?
Edmundo Nobile:I was frightened that the world would find out about it.
Carlos Conde; Doctor:What was used for pleasure can now be used to relieve pain.
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Soundtrack:
Sonata No. 6See more »

FAQ

Why is this film called The Exterminating Angel?
What are the repetitions in the film, apart from the guests arriving twice?
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25 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
The Discreet Charm in México, 25 June 2006

I discovered surrealist cinema as an adult. Of course, there are such scenes and images in many films, but I saw the first complete surrealist movie as a grown up. It was "Belle de jour", a film by Luis Buñuel, whose work I knew since watching his "Robinson Crusoe" in my childhood. Buñuel had gone a long way since 1928's "Un chien andalou", made in France. He had gone into exile during the Spanish Civil War, first to the United States and finally to México, where he spent the rest of his life. But he made films in Europe now and then, and had regained his status as one of the masters of world cinema. Although he did not think much of his Mexican motion pictures, his masterpiece "El ángel exterminador" is my favorite of all his films. He once complained that Mexican actors were not able to convey the spirit of the "haute bourgeoisie", but what he did not take into consideration was that, if he made a film in México about the rich, he was dealing with something else, called "creole oligarchies." And in this sense, this farce of the 1960s' Latin American "filthy rich" is most accurate. Moreover, with his usual affectionate treatment of the bourgeois (something he rarely did with clergy, female characters, or street urchins), he created a most believable funny portrait of the Latino rich people, who do not know what is their origin, who they should "pay tribute to", or where they are headed, unlike their European ancestors. Here, a group of those characters, born in México, gather for dinner after an opera performance, but when the time comes to leave the house of the Nobiles they cannot leave the room where they reunited for gossiping after meal. There is no apparent reason they cannot leave, but there they stay for days, going back to a primitive state in which their dearest "discreet charm" (euphemism, the rule of the game, as in Renoir's 1939 film) vanishes. And when they are set free, and go to a church to thank the Lord... well, Buñuel sure knew how to make fun of them, with situations verging on the fantastic and funny lines of incoherent, silly or ridiculous dialogue. A wonderful movie, which is always fun to watch again, especially in a double bill with another gem, the last one Buñuel made in México: "Simón del desierto."

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