Un Chien Andalou
Un Chien Andalou (1929)

A classic, revolutionary short film, Un Chien Andalou abandons linear narrative for a dream-like succession of provocative, unexplained images, from ants devouring a man's hand to the infamous eyeball slit by a razor. This collaboration… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 6, 1929
DVD Release Date: December 28, 2004
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Caryn James
New York Times

This is the avant-garde masterpiece with the razor across an eyeball and dead donkeys sprawled across pianos.

Josh Larsen

Plenty of movies follow dream logic. This has dream rhythm.

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Cole Smithey

With irreverent abandon the maverick artists provoke the audience with a movie that celebrates film's adaptive quality at exposing the sub-conscious mind. "Un Chien Andalou" is 17-minutes of sheer cinematic genius.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Luis Buñuel began his movie career with the most notorious opening sequence in movie history.

Anton Bitel
Scene 360

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí deployed voguish ideas of Freudian free association, and Surrealist dream logic to unsettle bourgeois values and destabilize cinematic convention.

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Jake Euker

It was released in 1929, but it still has the power to make audiences cringe today and it may remain the most notorious 16 minutes of film ever made.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A movie like this is a tonic. It assaults old and unconscious habits of moviegoing.

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Emanuel Levy

Decades later, Bunuel's first feature still is the seminal surrealist film, a powerful assemblage of shocking images aimed to provoke and irritate.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Arguably the most notorious 16 minutes of film ever made, Un Chien andalou is still cinema's most potent manifesto of the irrational and the surreal.

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Carlos Magalhães
A mind-blowing piece of work that represents a landmark in Cinema due to its incredible boldness for the time it came out, making use of Freudian symbolism not… More
Aj V
Disturbingly brilliant. This movie takes the idea that film is presented like a dream, and make a film which is literally based on the film maker's dreams… More
Albert Kim
"BWAAAHHHH!" -Hank Hill. That's what I said on the infamous eye scene. Another experimental short. "What the hell?" is what… More
_kelly .King
I can very clearly see how this short film inspired David Lynch throughout his career, and I appreciate the influence it has had on scores of other brilliant… More
Spencer S.
I just kept saying out loud, over and over, "What the hell am I watching?" Sure, it made me think more than many longer and plot filled movies have,… More
Michael Gildea
Um... I'm sure the fact that I saw this at 4:30 in the morning, was in not in any mind of mood for interpretation and just wanted to go to bed play into… More

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