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Bunuel and King Solomon's Table (2001)

Buñuel y la mesa del rey Salomón (original title)
Toledo in the 30s: The godfather of cinematic surrealism, Luis Buñuel, the poet Federico Garcia Loca and the painter Salvador Dalí are on a search for the mythical table of King Salomon, ... See full summary »

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writers:

Carlos Saura (screenplay), Agustín Sánchez Vidal (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
El Gran Wyoming El Gran Wyoming ... Luis Buñuel mayor (as Gran Wyoming)
Pere Arquillué Pere Arquillué ... Luis Buñuel
Ernesto Alterio ... Salvador Dalí
Adrià Collado Adrià Collado ... Federico García Lorca
Valeria Marini ... Ana María de Zayas
Amira Casar ... Fátima
Jean-Claude Carrière ... David Goldman
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Crítico de Cine
Armando De Razza ... Obispo Abilio Avendaño
Eusebio Lázaro Eusebio Lázaro ... El Judio Errante
Jorge Cañibano Jorge Cañibano ... Pacheco
Pablo Rivero Pablo Rivero ... Espía
Fernando Chinarro Fernando Chinarro ... Jacinto Baños
Farid Fatmi Farid Fatmi ... Moro
Martín Mujica Martín Mujica ... Eremita
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Toledo in the 30s: The godfather of cinematic surrealism, Luis Buñuel, the poet Federico Garcia Loca and the painter Salvador Dalí are on a search for the mythical table of King Salomon, which is known to have the power to see in the past, the present and the future. Their scour paths them through hilarious moments of absurdity and lots of references to movie history. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Someone would think that I did´t understand the movie...
8 October 2001 | by rockjawSee all my reviews

Yeah, maybe I´m not so pedant as to feel satisfied with the film. The references to Buñuel´s movies are simply "too easy" to locate, perhaps because Saura is not interested in making people find clues but in making those people know how "cool" he is... Yes, I can recognize "Tristana", or "Viridiana", even "Un chien andalou", and so what. The film is boring. I thought, just before I watched it, then, if I were lucky I would see a mix between "Raiders of the Lost Arc" and "Shakespeare in Love", but I was mistaken. Nothing so great. Just another dull and unhappy attempt to imitate one of the chapters of "The Outer Limits". But not as funny and very much more pretentious. Alterio as Dali? Just awful. Lorca as a sissy afraid of his own poems... just horrible. And I prefer not to talk about the make-up and SFX. The whole movie is a good idea badly made. I was in the premiere, in The San Sebastian Festival, and could see Saura himself introducing the movie to the audience. Well, that morning the critics had been... "no mercy", you know... And I think he was just apologizing. You feel curiosity?... I did. Not worth to lose two hours of your life.


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9 November 2001 (Spain) See more »

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