Celestine, the chambermaid, has new job on the country. The Monteils, who she works for are a group of strange people. The wife is frigid, her husband is always hunting (both animals and ... 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
Ed Cannon <email@example.com>
A surreal, virtually plot less series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.
The analysis of this film seems to be about drawing parallels to Sartre's "No Exit" and the Greek myth of Tantalus. I see the latter, while the former sounds like a stretch. The most obvious analysis appears to me to be what the film is on the face of it: a scathing look at the rich.
Buñuel later said that he was disappointed with the analysis that most film critics made of the film. He also disliked the film's promotional poster, depicting a pair of lips with legs and a derby hat. Which analyses he disliked I do not know, and what message we all missed is unclear.
My biggest disappointment was how strange the film was not, especially after such classic works like "Un Chien Andalou". While essentially plot less, this film is still quite linear and sensical in its own way. I could have used more oddity.
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