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Sep 11, 1974 (France)
Nov 23, 1974 (Italy)
1 hour, 44 minutes
Country Italy, France
Studio 20th Century Fox, Greenwich Film Productions
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• The Phantom of Liberty
• Das Gespenst der Freiheit (1974)
• The Specter of Freedom (1974)
• Specter of Freedom (1968)
• The Phantom Of Freedom
|Genre: Drama, Comedy, Surreal, Satire, Black Comedy, Experimental, Military, Animals, Religion, Police|
Plot: A dreamlike, surrealistic film that playfully looks at politics, religion and sex.
The film offers tantalizing fragments of narrative that it explores briefly and then leaves behind: a child accepts some strange photographs from an unsavory character in a playground -- only the images aren't quite what one would expect; a nurse spends the night at an inn and meets some very bizarre priests; a sniper ascends a glistening new French skyscraper and shoots at the crowds below, only to become a celebrity, not a pariah; and tearful parents beg the police to find their missing child -- who's beside them the whole time insisting she's not lost. Bunuel attacks society's false pretensions to freedom, and its distorted ideas of liberty and religion in this crazy, off- beat comedy that goes from high wit to groundling guffaws.
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