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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The housekeeping staff leave early, feeling a sense of foreboding and dread they can't explain. They're proven justified as the film goes on

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The housekeeping staff leave early, feeling a sense of foreboding and dread they can't explain. They're proven justified as the film goes on on.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The housekeeping staff leave early, feeling a sense of foreboding and dread they can't explain. They're proven justified as the film goes on


* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Buñuel took the title from a line in an unfinished play his friend José Bergamin had been writing. When Buñuel asked it he could use it, Bergamin said yes since he couldn't claim credit for it, since he took if from ''[[Literature/BookOfRevelation The Book of Revelation]]''.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Buñuel took the title from a line in an unfinished play his friend José Bergamin had been writing. When Buñuel asked it he could use it, Bergamin said yes since he couldn't claim credit for it, since he took if it from ''[[Literature/BookOfRevelation The Book of Revelation]]''.


'''''The Exterminating Angel''''' ('''''El ángel exterminador''''') is a 1962 film directed by [[Creator/LuisBunuel Luis Buñuel]]. It tells the story of a group of friends arriving at the house of a wealthy society couple for a lavish dinner...who then find themselves unable to leave. This causes confusion which leads to desperation, panic and brutality.

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'''''The ''The Exterminating Angel''''' ('''''El Angel'' (''El ángel exterminador''''') exterminador'') is a 1962 film directed by [[Creator/LuisBunuel Luis Buñuel]]. It tells the story of a group of friends arriving at the house of a wealthy society couple for a lavish dinner...who then find themselves unable to leave. This causes confusion which leads to desperation, panic and brutality.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: InUniverse, things are introduced that make no sense. For example, the hostess is forced to cancel an after-dinner entertainment that apparently involves a bear and two sheep. What the animals were going to do is never explained.

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* JumpCut: The film deliberately depicts the guests arriving at the front door ''twice'', a hint of the MindScrew to come.

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* MindScrew: Check the page quote.


->''"“The best explanation of this film is that, from the standpoint of pure reason, there is no explanation.”''

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->''"“The ->''"The best explanation of this film is that, from the standpoint of pure reason, there is no explanation.”''"''




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\n->''"“The best explanation of this film is that, from the standpoint of pure reason, there is no explanation.”''
-->--The film's preface


* SpiritualSuccessor: ''The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie''. In ''that'' film, dinner is served, but the guests are mysteriously unable to eat.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie''.''Film/TheDiscreetCharmOfTheBourgeoisie''. In ''that'' film, dinner is served, but the guests are mysteriously unable to eat.




!!! "''Los tropes exterminador''":

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\n\n!!! "''Los ----
!!"''Los
tropes exterminador''":exterminador''":



* {{Politically Incorrect|Villain}} VillainProtagonist: Possibly as a way to give the viewers an idea of what kind of people they're going to encounter, early on there is a scene where a brick is thrown through a window, which one guest attributes to "some passing Jew."
** SocietyMarchesOn: This is Spain in the 1960's.



* SurrealHumor: It ''is'' Buñuel, after all.

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* SurrealHumor: It ''is'' Buñuel, after all.all.
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* LockedInARoom: It's the central scenario of the whole movie - except the room's not actually locked. The party goers simply can't leave. When one guest humorously threatens to push another guest, the latter barks "Try it, and I'll kill you."

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* LockedInARoom: It's the central scenario of the whole movie - except the room's not actually locked. The party goers simply can't leave. When one guest humorously threatens to push another guest, guest out, the latter barks "Try it, and I'll kill you."

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie''. In ''that'' film, dinner is served, but the guests are mysteriously unable to eat.


* LockedInARoom: It's the central scenario of the whole movie - except the room's not actually locked. The party goers simply can't leave. When one guest humorously threatens to push another guest, the latter barks that they'll beat the crap out of them if they do.

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* LockedInARoom: It's the central scenario of the whole movie - except the room's not actually locked. The party goers simply can't leave. When one guest humorously threatens to push another guest, the latter barks that they'll beat the crap out of them if they do."Try it, and I'll kill you."


* GainaxEnding: Though, considering what had happened before and who the writer/director is...

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* GainaxEnding: HereWeGoAgain: Though, considering what had happened before and who the writer/director is...

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