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Un Chien Andalou (1929)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Un Chien Andalou (1929, Fr.) (aka An Andalusian Dog) (short)

In Luis Bunuel's short surrealistic film of unexplained imagery ("Once upon a time"), created in collaboration with artist Salvador Dali:

  • the shocking and disturbing opening sequence when a young man - after seeing a cloud sliver horizontally moving across a full moon - sliced a woman's (Simone Mareuil) wide-opened eye (in extreme closeup, it was actually a calf's eye) in half with a sharp-edged straight razor
  • the image of ants coming out of a hole in a man's severed hand
  • the dismembered hand lying in the street
  • the grabbing of the breasts of a woman through her clothes (and then of her naked breasts directly when the clothes disappeared) - and the man's fantasizing that the breasts were her bare buttocks
  • a decomposed and rotting donkey on a grand piano
  • the final image of a couple half-buried on a beach in sand up to their elbows (and probably dead)


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