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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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Short | Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 June 1929 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Un Chien Andalou See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A dead calf's eye was used in the scene where the woman's eye is slit. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 Dali's Hairs (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Vicente Alvarez & 'Carlos Otero'
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Perhaps the most influencing movie in the history of cinema
26 May 2001 | by AngeneerSee all my reviews

This is a truly ground-breaking movie. Surrealist geniuses Dali and Bunuel combined their powers and produced this short collection of shocking scenes. This is the film that first showed that art is not there only to please the audience but also to annoy and depict our darkest thoughts and dreams. The proof of its success is that nowadays the shock value is almost zero (except the ultra-famous eye scene). What then seemed an outrageous and demoralizing attempt is now common practice. I still think though that given their talents, they could do an even better movie if they were more serious about it, but one should not forget they were two young guys trying to revolt against the establishment.


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