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The Exterminating Angel (1962)

El ángel exterminador (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 21 August 1967 (USA)
The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Leticia 'La Valkiria'
... Edmundo Nobile
... Julio, Mayordomo; Steward
José Baviera ... Leandro Gomez
Augusto Benedico ... Carlos Conde; Doctor
Antonio Bravo ... Sergio Russell
... Alicia de Roc
César del Campo ... Alvaro, Coronel; Colonel
... Silvia
... Lucía de Nobile
Enrique García Álvarez ... Alberto Roc
... Juana Avila
Nadia Haro Oliva ... Ana Maynar
... Raúl
Xavier Loyá ... Francisco Avila
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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... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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The Exterminating Angel  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Forty-eight years later, two of the stars, Silvia Pinal and Jacqueline Andere, are appearing in a Mexican telenovela, Soy tu dueña (2010). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Julio, Mayordomo; Steward: The help becomes more impertinent each day.
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Referenced in Incident at Loch Ness (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata No. 6
(uncredited)
Music by Pietro Domenico Paradisi
Played on piano
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A Masterpiece
1 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

This film, constitutes the absolute surrealist masterpiece of all seasons. With unique virtuosity, Bunuel shows how easily a person makes his bonds and limits his freedom. Who are however these persons? They are those that made fortune without have worked never in their life or those, that with illegal ways acquired power and money. Naturally the one that puts unreal bonds in all the persons, with a view to check and dominate them, is the Church. The director accuse the high society and the Church and puts them to live as simple persons and they make things that they would never make. In this masterpiece Bunuel points out also the corruptness that exists in the society, which emanates from the Church and has expanded everywhere. It is not simply a film, it is a sociological approach of corrupted modern person.


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