Film Reviews, Short Review, Uncategorized

El Ángel Exterminador [The Exterminating Angel] (1962)


In which Luis Buñuel tortures the rich and bourgeois for 90 minutes, but not so much otherwise they might complain and be offended, their poor little souls. The story of a upper-class dinner where the guests find themselves unable to leave after the meal has been served, The Exterminating Angel abounds both with Buñuel’s effervescent humour and his social criticism, a response to the hypocritical international reaction to his classic film Viridiana (1960). I’m pretty much a sucker for any film where rich people act stupid for 90 minutes (hey guys it’s like real life!), so The Exterminating Angel was always going to be a classic in my eyes; that it’s handled by one of cinema’s greatest pranksters and sharpest eyes is only a bonus.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s