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Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel

Date of Birth: Feb 22, 1900

Country: Spain

Biography: Born at the beginning of the century, Buñuel had begun his film escapades with the infamous Un Chien Andalou, an experimental film with collaboration from Salvador Dalí. His movie was met with shock and disgust but also had a positive reception from the French surrealists at the time. His extensive list of works cover the director's controversial opinions and are presented in different manners but with a hint of his classic surrealism.

Total Credits at Criticker: 7 (Actor), 34 (Director), 33 (Writer)

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    That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
    Just after boarding a train, much to the surprise of his fellow passengers, a man pours a bucket of water over a young girl on the platform. Over the next few hours he explains (and we see in flashback) how he became obsessed by her (so much so that he failed to notice that she was played by two different actresses, representing different sides of her personality), and how she tantalised him, but would never allow him to satisfy his desire for her...
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    Phantom of Liberty (1974)
    One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes - most famously... (imdb)
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    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
    Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment. (imdb)
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    Tristana (1970)
    When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope... (imdb)
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    The Milky Way (1969)
    Two tramps going on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, meet different christian heresies. They meet too the Marquis of Sade. (imdb)
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    Belle de jour (1967)
    Severine is a beautiful young woman married to a doctor. She loves her husband dearly, but cannot bring herself to be physically intimate with him... (imdb)
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    Simon of the Desert (1965)
    Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 5th century, wishes to be nearer to God, so he lives on top of a column, where he fights a struggle against the temptations offered to him by Satan.
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    Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
    Celestine, the chambermaid has new job on the country. The Monteils, were she works are a group of strange people... (imdb)
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    The Exterminating Angel (1962)
    After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room... (imdb)
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    Viridiana (1961)
    Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
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    The Young One (1960)
    Game warden Miller lives on an isolated island off the Carolina coast. The only other inhabitant is Evvie, an naive young girl to whom Miller is attracted. Traver, a black musician on the run from a lynch mob after falsely being accused of rape, lands on the island. Miller wants to turn him in and remove him from the tryst, but Evvie likes Traver and protects him... (imdb)
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    Nazarín (1959)
    Nazarin is a priest, attempting to living a pure and honest life strictly according to Christian principles - but others only show him distrust and hatred, apart from the local prostitute... (imdb)
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    La Fièvre monte à El Pao (1959)
    Set on a fictional Latin American island, the action starts when Gov. Vargas (Miguel Angle Ferriz) is assassinated. His executive secretary Ramon Vasquez (Gerard Phillipe who died during production) is then forced to temporarily assume the mantle of power. After the new, brutal, and sadistic governor (Jean Servais) takes over, conditions steadily deteriorate. Meanwhile, the widow of the former governor, Inez Vargas (Maria Felix), and Ramon have fallen in love.
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    Death in the Garden (1956)
    Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger's camp. He is arrested by the local police, who accuse him of having comitted a bank robbery in a neighoured town. The police also confiscate the gold mine for the state, due to this the gold diggers start an revolution, but it is beaten. Chark, Father Lizzardi, Castin and his daugher and Djin, a whore to whom castin is in love are fleeing into the jungle. where they start to fight for their lifes. (imdb)
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    Cela s'appelle l'aurore (1956)
    In Corsica, a sympathetic company doctor helps hide a fired worker who has committed after the death of his sick wife.
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    The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)
    The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime. (imdb)
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    The River and Death (1955)
    A small town by the shore of a deep, dark river is ruled by death. Its people live by a code of honor that encourages them to take revenge for any form of insult, no matter how insignificant. A seemingly never ending blood feud ravages the town, as the men, one by one, kill each other proudly, embracing their acts of murder with a sense of mission. (imdb)
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    Robinson Crusoe (1954)
    The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck (imdb)
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    Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1954)
    Confronted with the unfortunate news that their favorite Streetcar, no. 133, is going to be decommissioned, two Municipal Transit workers get drunk and decide to "take 'er for one last spin," as it were. Unfortunately, the "one last spin" ends up being an all-night and all-day scramble to stay out of trouble, as they are confronted with situation after sometimes bizarre situation that prevents them from returning the "borrowed" Streetcar! (imdb)
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    Abismos de pasión (1954)
    Bunuel's adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
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    The Brute (1953)
    The Brute is a slaughterhouse worker who more than makes up in muscle what he lacks in brain power.... (imdb)
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    El (1953)
    Francisco is rich, rather strict on principles, and still a bachelor. After meeting Gloria by accident, he is suddenly intent on her becoming his wife and courts her until she agrees to marry him.
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    Mexican Bus Ride (1952)
    A young man and woman's honeymoon is cut short when the man learns that his mother has fallen ill back at home... (imdb)
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    A Woman Without Love (1952)
    After indulging in an affair with a man (a friend of the family) she truly loves, a woman returns to her young son and husband for good, and loses contact with the man. Her husband is unaware of the affair. Twenty years later, there is news that the friend has died and left all of his money to the younger son in the family, which leads us to question this younger son's biological origin... (imdb)
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    Susana (1951)
    An unstable young woman escapes from a reformatory for very, very wayward girls and deceptively finds shelter in the kind home of a frighteningly nice and decent family. Little by little, she causes unrest and discord among the members of the household, until they are virtually fighting with each other. (imdb)
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    Daughter of Deceit (1951)
    A father, firmly believing that the baby daughter in his arms is not his own, abandons her upon the doorstep of the town drunk. Many years pass, and the man finds himself continually wracked with guilt about deserting her. He begins looking for her. He finally finds that she has grown up to be happily married and she is pregnant. (ebay)
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    Los Olvidados (1950)
    A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City... (imdb)
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    The Great Madcap (1949)
    Buñuel's first "comeback" film since "L'Age d'Or" in 1930, "El Gran Calavera" concerns a family's attempts to change the patriarch's somewhat indulgent and hedonistic ways by fooling him into thinking his large fortune is gone. They assume a life of poverty in Mexico in an attempt to teach him a lesson. However, he discovers it's a ruse, but continues to perpetuate the facade of ignorance while sneaking off during the day to conduct his thriving business. Why? To teach his family a lesson - they are all lazy, worthless leeches! (imdb)
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    Gran Casino (Tampico) (1947)
    After the mysterious disappearance of an oil well owner, one of his workers, Gerardo (Jorge Negrete) assumes the business management. Soon, the owner's sister (Libertad Lamarque) arrives from Argentina, and, believing that Gerardo killed her brother to keep the wells for himself, she starts working as a singer under a false name in the same casino her brother disappeared, in order to find out what exactly happened. (imdb)
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    ¡Centinela, alerta! (1937)
    The slight plot has a girl, left pregnant by a seducer, setting off to look for him when the child is born (the latter eventually proves a most amiable kid); she is befriended by a couple of ex-soldiers, even taking her in when they open a drugstore. Rubio falls for her and, though she reciprocates his affection, still hopes to rejoin her former lover.
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    Who Loves Me? (1936)
    An opera singer decides to leave the stage to devote herself to her family. However, her husband is a philanderer and con artist trying to get all the money he can from his wife. He decides to kidnap his own daughter so that her mother has to pay to ransom her.
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    Las Hurdes (1933)
    Las Hurdes (1933) - Short Film
    A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills. (imdb)
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    L'Âge d'or (1930)
    Bunuel's first feature has more of a plot than Un Chien Andalou, but it's still a pure Surrealist film (imdb)
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    Un Chien Andalou (1929)
    In a dream-like sequence, a woman's eye is slit open--juxtaposed with a similarly shaped cloud obsucuring the moon moving in the same direction as the knife through the eye--to grab the audience's attention (imdb)
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