El ángel exterminador = Exteriminating Angel

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Summary

  • After a lavish dinner party in a stately mansion, the guests believe themselves unable to leave the premises. As the days pass, the elaborate facades of their social positions collapse and they are forced to live like animals. Finally discovering they are actually free to leave, they go to church to give thanks, where they are again trapped. This is a furthering of Buñuel's wicked takedown of the rituals and dependencies of the frivolous upper classes, full of eerie and hilarious absurdity.

Notes

  • Based on the story "Los náufragos de la calle de la Providencia" by Luis Alcoriza and Luis Buñuel.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
  • Special features disc 2: "The last script: remembering Luis Buñuel", a 2008 documentary featuring Jean-Claude Carrière and Juan Luis Buñuel ; new interviews with filmmaker Arturo Ripstein and actress Silvia Pinal ; theatrical trailer ; a booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Marsha Kinder and a reprinted interview with Buñuel.
  • Region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) aspect ratio; Dolby digital mono.
  • Spanish dialogue with optional English subtitles.
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