Acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel
's (Belle de Jour
) surrealist gem The Phantom of Liberty
(Le Fantome de la Liberte
) features everything you could possibly imagine in an absurdist comedy - from an elegant dinner gathering where guests are comfortably seated at toilet bowls, a poker game where monks bet religious medals as chips, to a scenario where police officers look for a missing girl who is right under their noses. This often perverse and unusual comedy combines many of the most outrageous themes that Buñuel juggled throughout his illustrious career - rich with striking imagery, passing both subtle and not so subtle comment on issues of the times, including conventional morality and social structure.
- Adriana Asti
- Jean-Claude Brialy
- Julien Bertheau