After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room... and over the next few days all the elaborate pretenses and facades that they've built up by virtue of their position in society collapse completely as they become reduced to living like animals...
Michael Brooke <email@example.com>
Everyone had something to hide--lust, greed, perversion, vice, violence--but no one could escape the Exterminating Angel.
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Did You Know?
According to Luis Buñuel
the title came from the Bible but it was also a reference to both a Spanish cult, the apostolics of 1828, and a group of Mormons. See more
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
I believe the common people, the lower class people, are less sensitive to pain. Haven't you ever seen a wounded bull? Not a trace of pain.
[Creo que la gente del pueblo, la gente baja, es menos sensible al dolor. ¿Usted ha visto un toro herido alguna vez? Impasible
In the uncut print (featured on the Criterion DVD) the guests enter the mansion and go upstairs twice. Some versions omit the surrealistic second arrival. See more
Referenced in Weekend
Waltz in E minor
Music by Frédéric Chopin See more