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Un chien andalou

Un chien andalou

A Short film by Luis Buñuel

Production year : 1929

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In a dream-like sequence, a woman's eye is slit open--juxtaposed with a similarly shaped cloud obsucuring the moon moving in the same direction as the knife through the eye--to grab the audience's attention. The French phrase "ants in the palms," (which means that someone is "itching" to kill) is shown literally. A man pulls a piano along with the tablets of the Ten Commandments and a dead donkey towards the woman he's itching to kill. A shot of differently striped objects is repeatedly used to connect scenes.

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Full credits (4)

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Salvador Dali

Director of Photography :

Albert Duverger

Screenwriters :

Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dali

Production Designer :

Pierre Schild

Technical details

Short film

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Fiction, Experimental

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Nationality :

100% French

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Runtime :

16 min

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Black & White

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