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A nurse at an inn is sidetracked by a foursome of poker-playing priests, while an S&M couple down the hall invite everyone to their room for a drink and a show; a sit-down party has guests seated on toilets around a table; a police commissioner receives a phone call from his dead sister. None of it makes sense, except that it makes absolute sense. By the time a little girl is reported missing by her frantic parents, despite the fact that she is manifestly with them in schoolroom and police station, the film has entered the zone where comedy and unnerving observations come together in a perfect way. Many top European actors participate in this exercise, including Michel Piccoli, Monica Vitti, Jean Rochefort, and Jean-Claude Brialy. Perhaps the format limits the film from gaining the resonance of latter Bunuel films such as The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie or That Obscure Object of Desire, but it's a marvelous surrealist variety show. --Robert Horton
Cleverly, Buñuel displays the workings of the surreal in the subconscious, as he let reality converge with dream.
The opening scene of the movie is set in Toledo, Spain in 1808, as Napoleon's troops attempt to liberate the Spanish and are greeted with cries of "Down with liberty!"
I think this is a really good example of Bunuel's work, for those who have heard or read about him and want to find out more.
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An absurd piece of surrealism/comedy from Luis Brunuel, released in 1974. It has a lot of well-shot and nicely-acted scenes of absurdity that don't say anything about anything. Read morePublished on August 26, 2011 by Surferofromantica
Luis Bunuel was a director whose work spanned decades, countries and styles, yet, throughout, maintained a keen eye for satire and a talent for presenting surreal imagery. Read morePublished on November 3, 2008 by David Heslin
This film is my favorite of Bunuel's work. It's similar to a full length Monty Python episode, except it's in French, and the women are much better looking. Read morePublished on September 8, 2007 by Grigory's Girl
What would it happen if you break the neck to logic, conventional social principles set out of context and play with the sense of the words meaning? Read morePublished on December 29, 2005 by Hiram Gomez Pardo
This review is for the Criterion Collection DVD edition of the film.
Phantom of Liberty or "Le Fantôme de la liberté" is a film with a non conventional plot where... Read more
Bunuel is an acquired taste to be sure, but fascinating once acquired. Throwing away any semblance of traditional narrative, Bunuel works with film as Magritte and Dali did with... Read morePublished on August 23, 2005 by John Farr