About

In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.

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Directed by

Luis Buñuel

Written by

Jean-Claude Carrière (Screenplay)
Luis Buñuel (Screenplay)

Runtime

101 minutes

Country

Italy, Spain, France

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

dream upper class anarchic comedy dinner nightmare terrorist surreal satire restaurant bourgeoisie date guest drink small talk

Photos

Lists

#158 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced