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Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Un chien andalou (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy, Horror | 6 June 1929 (France)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 17 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director:

Luis Buñuel (as Louis Bunuel)

Writers:

Salvador Dalí (scenario) (as Salvador Dali), Luis Buñuel (scenario) (as Louis Bunuel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Simone Mareuil ... Young girl (as Simonne Mareuil)
Pierre Batcheff ... Man (as Pierre Batchef)
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Storyline

In a surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí, director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images including the slitting open of a woman's eye and a dead horse being pulled along on top of a piano. A mysterious film open to interpretations ranging from deep to completely meaningless, this short (17-minute) film certainly presented something new in the cinema of its day. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Short | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 June 1929 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

An Andalusian Dog See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

On the album "Doolittle" by The Pixies, the song "Debaser" is based on this film. Repeatedly throughout the song, the line "I am un chien andalusia" can be heard being screamed by the lead vocalist, Frank Black. See more »

Goofs

Right before the woman gets hit by the car the box she is holding goes from in her hands to on the ground, then back in her hands, and then on the ground again. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1983, a new version of the film was produced in Switzerland. Very slightly edited, this version contained a completely new soundtrack with music composed for the film by Mauricio Kagel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hellhounds (2013) See more »

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surrealist rebellion against society
2 December 2001 | by reasonbran234See all my reviews

this movie may be dated in a certain sense, but the vitality and passion of its vicious rebellion against societal taboos and constraints still comes through full throttle. bunuel, master of cinematic/surrealist revolt, violates every boundary he can think of. a woman's eyeball is slashed open, her chest brutally groped, ants crawl out of a man's hand, etc. this is more of a curiosity than anything else, but I am a surrealism fanatic and love this along with Cocteau's "Blood of a Poet". the reviewers here who downplay it's value are simply wrong and probably decided in advance to dislike it to look different.


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