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The Exterminating Angel (El ángel exterminador) (1962)

The Exterminating Angel
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Silvia Pinal Silvia Pinal
Leticia 'La Valkiria'
Enrique Rambal Enrique Rambal
Edmundo Nobile
Claudio Brook Claudio Brook
Julio, Mayordomo; Steward
José Baviera José Baviera
Leandro Gomez
Augusto Benedico Augusto Benedico
Carlos Conde; Doctor
Antonio Bravo Antonio Bravo
Sergio Russell
Jacqueline Andere Jacqueline Andere
Alicia de Roc
César del Campo César del Campo
Alvaro, Coronel; Colonel

Written by
Luis Buñuel Luis Buñuel
(screenplay by)
Luis Alcoriza Luis Alcoriza
(story by)


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Bizarre yet captivating tale of a group of party guests who mysteriously find themselves unable to leave the living room of their host. They proceed to spend the night there.. and several days following, all the while unable to understand why and how they came to be in the predicament they find themselves in. Short of space, food and water, they fall prey to sickness, hunger and personal conflict.... read more
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Description: After an evening at the opera, the aristocratic Nobile invites guests for a lavish supper at his home on Providence Street. But as his guests arrive, his staff are desperate to leave, slipping away before even the meal is served. As the evening of polite small talk and light entertainment starts to drag, the guests find themselves inexplicably unable to leave-overstaying their welcome by days rather than hours-and the veneer of civility they have carefully nurtured begins to fall and their plight becomes serious. A scathing attack on the rites of the bourgeoisie, The Exterminating Angel is among Luis Buñuel's best and most high ... (more)
Release date: 21 August 1967
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