This surrealist film consists of a series of only vaguely related episodes, most famously the dinner party scene in which people sit on lavatories round a dinner table, occasionally ... See full summary »
A surrealist tale of a man and a woman who are passionately in love with each other, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.
Caridad de Laberdesque
Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment.Written by
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The date Don Rafael tells Florence is his birthday, 22 February, is also director Luis Buñuel's birthday. See more »
After Rafael gives the terrorist champagne, his position in the chair changes between shots. See more »
I didn't know that chivalry still existed in your semi-savage country.
Sir, you just insulted the Republic of Miranda!
I don't give a damn about the Republic of Miranda!
And I shit on your entire army!
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In Bunuel's "Discreet Charm" we see a film about life! The desire to "feed" one's self is used through out the film. The dinner party is always broken up and they never get a chance to eat. They never go a chance to feed their desires in life be it food or sex. This is used a symbol to show that people are always starving inside and they are always searching (hence the last shot of the film!) A brilliant film by one of the greatest directors of film! 10 out of 10!!
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