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Year: 1928
UK: BFI (Access)
Cast: Lee Miller, Pierre Batcheff, Simone Maruil, Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali
Directors: Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali
Country: France
Language: French (English subtitles)
UK: 17 mins
UK Certificate: 15 for surrealist horror
UK Release Date: 13 February 2004 (Limited Release - London)


UN CHIEN ANDALOU begins with a close-up of a young girl's eye with a razor slicing slowly across it - a sensational opening which was designed to shock the spectator into a direct, uncensored response to the rest of the film. In the words of Bunuel: 'Our only rule was very simple: no idea or image that might lend itself to a rational explanation would be accepted.' Nonetheless, this dreamlike cinepoem on sex, death and decay has prompted countless readings of its mysteries.

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