El Angel Exterminador

The Exterminating Angel

Country: Mexico
Release Date: May 1962
Genre(s): Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
Director: Luis Buñuel
Cast: Silvia Pinal, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook, José Baviera, Augusto Benedico, Luis Beristáin, Antonio Bravo, Jacqueline Andere…
Awards: Bodil Awards: Best Non-European Film; Cannes Film Festival: International Critic's Prize by the F.I.P.R.E.S.C.I;Mexican Cinema Journalists: Silver Goddess - Best Supporting Actress: Jacqueline Andere

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The Exterminating Angel

El Angel Exterminador - sceneThe Exterminating Angel (Spanish: El ángel exterminador), is the second of the Buñuel/Alatriste/Pinal film trilogy, written and directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Silvia Pinal, and produced by her then-husband Gustavo Alatriste.

It is considered by the Mexican film critics as the 16th best film of the Mexican cinema and one of the best 1000 films by the New York Times.


Plot

A group of wealthy friends are invited to a mansion for a dinner party and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave.  Absolutely nothing is holding them back — doors are unlocked, there are no barriers — but they just can’t leave the house. Over the next few days all the elaborate pretences and facades that they’ve built up by virtue of their position in society collapse completely as they become reduced to living like animals…


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Directed by: Luis Buñuel
Produced by: Gustavo Alatriste
Written by: Luis Buñuel:
Cast: Silvia Pinal, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook, José Baviera, Augusto Benedico, Luis Beristáin, Antonio Bravo, Jacqueline Andere…
Cinematography: Gabriel Figueroa
Música: Raúl Lavista
Release date: May 1962
Running time: 93 min.
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish


Amazon’s Customers Reviews

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
When invited guests arrive for an elegant dinner party and find themselves unable to leave the dining room, Spanish surreal master Luis Bunuel, enters the undeworld of human desires and relations, peeling the crust of the burgoeis thinking and emancipating the subconcious of all the characters. After three days, hunger, thirst and desperation take over, leaving the semi-savage guests to undergo a formidable transformation of both, mind and spirit. After hearing the disturbing news, the social institutions (police, army, politicians, even other citizens) are unable to even enter the house, moved by the same invisible force. Filmed in 1962 and considered by many his greatest surreal film after L’age D’or, Exterminating Angel gives Bunuel a chance to go back to his cultural roots of the French Surrealism, not allowing culture, education, religion or other institutions to interfere with the content of characterization but to allow his characters to roam free like dreams or sometimes nightmares in a world of pre-fabricated emotions.

Arthur A. Sabina New York END

Bunuel’s BEST – and that’s saying quite a lot.
A brilliant concept if I’ve ever heard one, Bunuel’s finest film involves a group at a dinner party who are inexplicably unable to go home. Absolutely nothing is holding them back — doors are unlocked, there are no barriers — but they just can’t leave the house. Kind of a precursor to Godard’s 1967 masterpiece, WEEKEND, we then witness socialites and the upper-class reduced to barbaric acts of desperation. Although Bunuel claims ANGEL has no literal meaning, his contempt for the rich has never been more obvious, and he would return to similar terrain with 1972′s DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE, where dinner guests find themselves unable to sit down and eat. Subtle surreal touches round off this film, as random scenes repeat for absolutely no reason and sheep run about the house; not to mention the frustratingly incomprehensible yet inexplicably appropriate final scenes.

The real Surreal
For those of you who have never seen a Luis Bunuel film, The Exterminating Angel is both an excellent beginning and one of his very best.

The famous dinner party. The guests that can’t leave. The animals (human and otherwise). The dark house. The repeating scenes. All this and more await you.

But it’s the camera work that really leaves no doubt that we are seeing the work of a master of masters of the cinema. LB moves right and left, in and out without changing the lens setting, which sets up an erie feeling in perfect relationship to the subject matter of the film. A film not to be missed, and a movie to take a chance on. You won’t be disappointed.

The Exterminating Angel, 8.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

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The Exterminating Angel
The Exterminating Angel (Spanish: El ángel exterminador), is the second of the Buñuel/Alatriste/Pinal film trilogy, written and directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Silvia Pinal, and produced by her then-husband Gustavo Alatriste. It is considered by the Mexican film critics as the 16th best film of the Mexican cinema and...
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