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The Exterminating Angel

“This richly suggestive and barely interpretable fable is one of Bunuel's most mysterious and fascinating movies. The basic situation is a simple one (the guests at a high society dinner party find it absolutely impossible to go home), but the results are almost infinitely complex. A surrealist microcosm? Bunuel's ‘Inferno'? A panorama of modern decadence? Maybe, but maybe not. Seen in the context of Bunuel's career, the film works as a striking addition to the director's portraits of corruption and decadence in the ruling classes.”

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