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...
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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?
The film's cinematographer, Gabriel Figueroa
, frantically approached director Luis Buñuel
once he had seen the final cut of the film with concerns that there were several instances of repetition, something he was sure was an editorial mistake. Buñuel assured him that the repetition was a creative choice and reminded him that he edited his own films. The director recalled that Figueroa remained skeptical that the repetition was purposeful and not an editing mistake even after his explanation. 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
Julio, Mayordomo; Steward
The help becomes more impertinent each day.
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 Evil Dead II
Sonata No. 6
Music by Pietro Domenico Paradisi See more