A bunch of aristocrats get together for a dinner party, and find they cannot leave the room. There’s nothing stopping them, and they certainly put forth an effort, but, — they just can’t. They quickly descend into savagery and a Lord of the Flies existence. This is nothing new, especially not for Buñuel, but the utter lack of explanation of their entrapment is what really sets The Exterminating Angel apart.
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