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Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Un chien andalou (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy, Horror | 6 June 1929 (France)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 16 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director:

Luis Buñuel (as Louis Bunuel)

Writers:

Salvador Dalí (scenario) (as Salvador Dali), Luis Buñuel (scenario) (as Louis Bunuel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Simone Mareuil ... Young girl (as Simonne Mareuil)
Pierre Batcheff ... Man (as Pierre Batchef)
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Storyline

In a surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí, director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images including the slitting open of a woman's eye and a dead horse being pulled along on top of a piano. A mysterious film open to interpretations ranging from deep to completely meaningless, this short (17-minute) film certainly presented something new in the cinema of its day. Written by garykmcd

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Short | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

Luis Buñuel told Salvador Dalí about a dream in which a cloud sliced the moon in half "like a razor blade slicing through an eye." Dalí responded that he'd dreamt about a hand crawling with ants. Out of these two dreams this film was born. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1983, a new version of the film was produced in Switzerland. Very slightly edited, this version contained a completely new soundtrack with music composed for the film by Mauricio Kagel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Tango Argentino
Performed by Vicente Alvarez & 'Carlos Otero'
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The most important surrealist film of all time.
13 July 2005 | by NateManDSee all my reviews

"Un Chien Andalou" is amazing. A fifteen minute dream that's both breathtaking and eerie. This was the first film collaboration between Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali. They both wanted to take their dreams and put it into a film. I must say they succeeded. The film is most notorious for the beginning sequence of the razor across the eye. The film was definitely ahead of its time. Even today, more than 75 years later, the image is still disturbing. A cow eye was used for the effect. The film also has a severed hand, ants that crawl from a wound and a man's Frudian like sexual obsession with a woman. If you are interested in surrealism or surreal films, this would be a perfect place to start.


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Country:

France

Language:

None | French

Release Date:

6 June 1929 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

An Andalusian Dog See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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