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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An opera based on this film, with music by Thomas Adès and a libretto by Tom Cairns, premiered at the 2016 Salzburg Festival in Austria. It opened in London at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in April 2017, and was subsequently produced in October 2017 at New York's Metropolitan Opera. The production made Metropolitan Opera history by requiring one of its stars, soprano Audrey Luna, to sing the highest note ever performed at the Met: an A above high C. 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 Earth
Waltz in E minor
Music by Frédéric Chopin See more