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>
The degeneration of high society!
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Did You Know?
An early working title of the film was "The Castaways of Providence Street". Luis Buñuel
took the title "El ángel exterminador" from his friend José Bergamín
, the Spanish poet, who had mentioned it the year before for a play he wanted to write. Buñuel told Bergamin, "If I saw 'The Exterminating Angel' on a marquee, I'd go see it on the spot." 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
References The Rules of the Game
Waltz in E minor
Music by Frédéric Chopin See more