The Phantom of Liberty (1974)

Director
Luis Buñuel

Main cast
Adriana Asti; Julien Bertheau; Milena Vukotic; Maxence Mailfort; Jean-Claude Brialy

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Foreign

Description
Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right under their noses, this perverse, playfully absurd comedy of non sequiturs deftly compiles many of the themes that preoccupied Buñuel throughout his career—from the hypocrisy of conventional morality to the arbitrariness of social arrangements.


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