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.
Did You Know?
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
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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
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
Referenced in Hellhounds
Performed by Vicente Alvarez
& 'Carlos Otero' See more