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The Phantom of Liberty (Le fantôme de la liberté) (1974)

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Hans Verner Hans Verner
Le capitaine de gendarmerie
Chantal Ladesou Chantal Ladesou
La jeune femme qui passe le papier toilette
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand
Le secrétaire du préfet de police
Janine Darcey Janine Darcey
La cliente du second médecin
José Bergamin José Bergamin
Un condamné à mort
Valerie Blanco Valerie Blanco
Aliette
Luis Buñuel Luis Buñuel
Un condamné à mort
Jacqueline Rouillard Jacqueline Rouillard
La secrétaire du préfet de police


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7 years, 10 months ago at Dec 22 21:09
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Luis Bunuel's films are among the most difficult to understand. Watch An Andalusian Dog, and if you manage to understand more than 2 minutes of it, then you have made it more than I ever could. Same goes for Belle De Jour, although it is pretty much straightforward - It is the ending that has left a-many baffled. This film, however, is beyond anything I've seen. The Phantom of Liberty is an absurd... read more
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Description: Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Bunuel's surrealist gem The Phantom of Liberty. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at the toilet bowls, poker playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right under their noses, this perverse, playfully absurd comedy of non sequiturs deftly compiles many of the themes that preoccupied Bunuel throughout his career--from the hypocrisy of conventional morality to the arbitrariness of social arrangements. ... (more)
Release date: 11 September 1974
UPC: 037429207628
Tags: France (6), Surrealism (6), 1970s (4), French (4), Drama (4), Soldier (3), Photograph (3), Absurd (2), Incest (2), Absurdism (2), Shooting (2), 1974 (2), Comedy (2), Sniper (2), Police (2), Religion (2), Whipping (2), (2), Absurd Humor (1), Monk (1)
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"Apr 10th 4.4 A non linear surrealist film without any subject or plot holding them together. If you want to see something of Bunel's dreams this movie is for you but just not for me. Self indulgence of an old man. "


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