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Bunuel and King Solomon's Table (2001)
"Buñuel y la mesa del rey Salomón" (original title)

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Toledo in the 30s: The godfather of cinematic surrealism, Luis Buñuel, the poet Federico Garcia Loca and the painter Salvador Dalí are on a search for the mythical table of King Salomon, ... See full summary »

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El Gran Wyoming ...
Luis Buñuel mayor (as Gran Wyoming)
Pere Arquillué ...
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Ana María de Zayas
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Armando De Razza ...
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Eusebio Lázaro ...
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Jorge Cañibano ...
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Pablo Rivero ...
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Fernando Chinarro ...
Jacinto Baños
Farid Fatmi ...
Moro
Martín Mujica ...
Eremita
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Toledo in the 30s: The godfather of cinematic surrealism, Luis Buñuel, the poet Federico Garcia Loca and the painter Salvador Dalí are on a search for the mythical table of King Salomon, which is known to have the power to see in the past, the present and the future. Their scour paths them through hilarious moments of absurdity and lots of references to movie history. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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An astonishing and surreal journey
15 November 2001 | by (Morelia, Michoacan) – See all my reviews

Carlos Saura directing and ode to Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca in the shape of a surreal, mysterious but delightful journey. What else do you need? As Dali said somewhere in the movie "I've just had a mental excitation" with this movie. Imagine a threesome of excentric artist following clues in the search of a mythological piece known as the "table of king Solomon" and experiencing surreal visions throughout the story such as a kid lifting the sea as if it was a mattress in the floor to look what's beneath.

The music, the dialogues, the environment, and the colors of the film, take you to a place that might look like familiar places, only in other dimension where strange things are normal for the people. A place where your mind can really grow on to the exterior.

I've seen many bad reviews for this film, I even read one that said "this is a film only for Saura or Bunuel's fans", but I'm not sure about that. I am a fan of both but more than that I'm a fan of films, of the art of motion picture and every single variation it might have, and I tell you movies like this one once again remind me what it is that I love about films so much...the ability to get away and live experiences I would never do in the real world.


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