The Exterminating Angel (1962) Rated UR

The guests at a dinner party find themselves unable to leave. Starring Silvia Pinal, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook, Jacqueline Andere, and José Baviera.

This film is surrealism at its finest. The plot and story are not really explained, and the title doesn’t have much to do with the plot. The guests of the Nóbile family, an upper middle class family, are unable to leave after dinner, and the people outside are not able to come in. Luis Buñuel both wrote and directed this film that doesn’t make much sense. He was exiled from Spain during the Spanish Civil War since he opposed the Francoist regime. While exiled he wrote this film. Some people believe it is a take from the war. Some believe this film is a masterpiece, while others believe it’s incomprehensible. I believe it is incomprehensible; nothing makes any sense and nothing is explained. Although, Buñuel, probably wanted it that way. The film is a mystery, making it not worth a watch.

 

 

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