No Exit

The dinner guests in Luis Bunuel’s THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (1962) are in for an unpleasant surprise in this strange mixture of surrealism and black comedy.

Almost everyone has attended a dinner party at some point in their lives that was mandatory as well as a memorably bad experience. Maybe it was a communal meal with the boss and co-workers or a formal affair with an annoying in-law or relative. Just be glad you were able to leave the event when it became convenient. The assembled guests in Luis Bunuel’s surreal satire, The Exterminating Angel (1962), don’t have that option but the reasons for their entrapment are never clear.

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