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The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel

1962 / 95min / DCP

DIRECTOR: LUIS BUñUEL

The dream of the never-ending party becomes nightmare in Buñuel’s smothering, surreal satire, in which well-heeled dinner guests congregating in the music room of a Mexican mansion at the end of an elegant evening find themselves suddenly, inexplicably, unable to leave, their shared veneer of sophistication rubbing off as the hours and days pass to reveal naked savagery lying beneath. “Though irrational, the film is not arbitrary. It translates into actuality the absurd reflections that proceed beneath polite intercourse and conscious thinking.”—Raymond Durgnat