The Exterminating Angel 1961
A Luis Buñuel Film
I’ve used the word extraordinary and astonishing too many times over the last nine months, but so many of these films are both and this is another one in terms of its conception whilst also being expertly directed and acted.
With The Exterminating Angel (1962) – it isn’t anywhere near as straightforward as Bunuel’s 1964 Diary of a Chambermaid – which credits the screenplay to Bunuel, things are simultaneously exactly like they appear and have a hidden motive or condition.
What unfolds results in the same consequences as Diary of a Chambermaid – and also looks the upper and lower classes – at the end: nothing.