The Phantom of Liberty (1974)

R   |    |  Comedy


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A series of surreal sequences that critique morality and society in a stream of consciousness style.


7.9/10
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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Luis Buñuel

Writers:

Luis Buñuel (scenario), Jean-Claude Carrière (collaboration)

Awards

2 wins.

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13 December 2003 | davidbyrne77
A surreal film of ideas, not plot. Beautiful!
Bunuel's most strict surrealist film since L'age Dor is an amalgamation of strange backwards ideas flowing into one another. The little girl sequence is brilliant, as is the 'pervert' in the park how shows little kids 'obscene' pictures of.....famous national landmarks. "Just disgusting", a child's parent comments. This is the kind of film where a group of celebut monks join a card game, only to find themselves in the midst of kinky couple's bondage fetish. A man who's just been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer is offered a cigarette by his doctor! And the piece de la resistance, families and friends defacating in public, only to leave the table to secretly cower in little private rooms where they can guiltily eat with no one watching. Inspiring to no end! This film made me go out and make my own surrealist video, even going to the trouble of shooting in the freezing cold and getting a severed pig's head for one scene. It's all for the sake of surrealist art!

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,172 10 November 2002

Gross USA:

$6,172

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,749

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