The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel

Directed by Luis Buñuel • 1962 • Mexico

A group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave in Luis Buñuel's daring masterpiece The Exterminating Angel (El ángel exterminador). Made just one year after his international sensation Viridiana, this film, full of eerie, comic absurdity, furthers Buñuel's wicked takedown of the rituals and dependencies of the frivolous upper classes.

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The Exterminating Angel
  • The Exterminating Angel

    Directed by Luis Buñuel • 1962 • Mexico

    A group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave in Luis Buñuel's daring masterpiece The Exterminating Angel (El ángel exterminador). Made just one year after his international sensation...

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  • The Last Script: Remembering Luis Buñuel

    In this 2008 documentary by Gaizka Urresti and Javier Espada, scriptwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and filmmaker Juan Luis Buñuel revisit the countries in which director Luis Buñuel worked and which inhabited his imagination.

  • Silvia Pinal on Luis Buñuel

    Silvia Pinal made three films with Luis Buñuel—VIRIDIANA, THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL, and SIMON OF THE DESERT—all produced by her husband at the time, Gustavo Alatriste. In this interview, conducted in Mexico City in January 2006, she discusses her work with the director.

  • Arturo Ripstein on THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

    Growing up in Mexico City as the son of a film producer, Arturo Ripstein met numerous directors, but it wasn’t until he encountered the work of Luis Buñuel that he decided to embark on a career in cinema himself. In this 2006 interview, Ripstein discusses having access to the set of THE EXTERMINA...