[[quoteright:350:[[EyeScream http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Un_Chien_Andalou_4643.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:...try not to picture how this scene ends...]]

''Un Chien Andalou'' is a 1929 MindScrew short silent film made by Creator/LuisBunuel and Creator/SalvadorDali, the father of cinematic EyeScream, a milestone on surrealist cinema, a RealLife example of TrueArtIsIncomprehensible and of course of LeFilmArtistique and the plot it's indescribable at best.

The title translates to ''An Andalusian Dog'', which if anything just makes it more confusing (Dalí's friend Lorca was an Andalusian, and they had a falling-out around the production of this film, so the title might have been a TakeThat at Lorca. Buñel, however, denied this).

!!''Un Chien Andalou'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AmbiguousGender: [[http://oi67.tinypic.com/514unm.jpg The person]] in the [[http://oi64.tinypic.com/2hropqf.jpg street who]] gets hit by a car, who may be a {{bifauxnen}} woman, a mythical androgyne dream archetype or a very feminine guy (played by a pretty, lipstick-wearing woman).
* AttemptedRape: Foiled by the would-be assailant suddenly picking up two ropes and [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext dragging two grand pianos with dead donkeys and bewildered priests attached to them]] across the room towards the cornered woman. He is slowed down sufficiently that she can escape. While [[OffscreenTeleportation he (or perhaps another version of him) is lying on the bed in the next room]], the "plot" moves in a different direction at this point.
* BodyHorror: Oh look! There [[http://oi66.tinypic.com/vze9h2.jpg are ants coming]] out of [[http://oi64.tinypic.com/ru4gp0.jpg a hole in my hand!]]
** Not to mention the guy's [[http://oi66.tinypic.com/29em7fr.jpg mouth disappearing]] and being replaced by a [[http://oi65.tinypic.com/wl62rl.jpg hairy armpit.]]
* CreatorCameo:
** That's Creator/SalvadorDali dressed as a priest, being dragged along the ground where a piano used to be.
** Creator/LuisBunuel is the man with [[EyeScream the razor]].
* DeadHandShot: And the soon-to-be-made-roadkill androgyne [[http://oi67.tinypic.com/2u8jz3s.jpg is poking it]] with a long thin stick as a crowd gathers.
* EyeScream: The opening scene is one of the oldest and most infamous cinematic examples. They used a dead calf's head and heavy lighting to try to obscure the hairs on the face.
* GainaxEnding: And beginning, and middle. Not too surprising, considering that the rest of the film follows a dream-like logic at best.
* IdenticalGrandson: The father and son (assuming that's what they are supposed to be) are both played by the same actor.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: After the man and the woman see the person in the street hit by a car, the man gets aroused, and starts pawing at the woman's breasts.
* LeFilmArtistique: Hey, would you like to watch a movie where a guy slices a lady's eyeball open and another guy drags around two grand pianos with dead donkeys on top of them? Of course you would!
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: The male protagonist (if that's even what he is,) sports a gaping wound in the palm of his right hand that is [[BodyHorror infested with a swarm of ants.]] Although this injury fascinates him to no end, it neither alarms nor impairs him in any way.
* MatchCut: The infamous eye slicing is matched up with a shot of a thin cloud passing in front of the moon.
** There's [[http://oi66.tinypic.com/29bboqv.jpg the hairy underarm shot]] that fades into a shot of a sea urchin which then fades into an overhead shot of [[http://oi66.tinypic.com/ao2rfn.jpg the androgynous person poking the severed hand.]]
* MindScrew: Quite intentionally, as the film follows the logic of a strange, sometimes erotic, sometimes horrifying dream. According to Buñuel: "No idea or image that might lend itself to a rational explanation of any kind would be accepted" throughout the film.
* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: Rates a 7 (very high for a 1929 movie), mainly because of the close-up of the eyeball being sliced open by a razor blade.
* NonAppearingTitle: There is no dog seen in the entire movie. Especially not from Andalusia!
* RandomEventsPlot: Probably the UrExample in film history.
* RefugeInAudacity: This entire movie is [[IntendedAudienceReaction meant to confuse, horrify and outrage viewers]]. The infamous eye slicing scene is very graphic for the time.
* ShoutOut: The Music/ThePixies song "Debaser" from ''Music/{{Doolittle}}'' directly references the film in its lyrics.
** Serú Girán's song "Un Perro Andaluz" owes its name to this movie.
* SpringtimeForHitler: Not part of the plot, but on a meta level, the film itself could be seen as a RealLife example. While their aim was not failure, Dalí and Buñuel were definitely out to offend. The story goes that when they screened the film for the first time, the duo filled their pockets with rocks in order to defend themselves against the inevitably violent reactions from their audience. Much to their surprise and disappointment, however, the audience ''enjoyed'' it.
* SurrealMusicVideo
* TimeSkip: The title cards sometimes say "eight years later", "sixteen years earlier" or "in Springtime", but there is little in the content to indicate an actual TimeSkip. After the "sixteen years earlier" card, the movie picks up right where it was, in the exact same scene.
* UnexplainedRecovery: The woman who has her eye sliced apparently has both eyes functioning perfectly eight years later. Maybe it is not the same woman, but an identical-looking one.
* WipeThatSmileOffYourFace: Someone's mouth disappears, soon to be replaced with armpit hair. It makes about as much sense as anything else in this movie.