Rent The Phantom of Liberty (1974)

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Synopsis:
Episodic in structure, the film is a series of anarchic and frequently surreal series of events through which the director ravages a complacent European culture and the various sexual hang-ups and historical and cultural disconnects of its inhabitants. A man sells postcards of French tourist attractions, calling them "pornographic". A sniper in Montparnasse is hailed as a hero for killing passers-by. A missing child helps the police fill out the report on her.
A group of monks play poker, using religious medallions as chips, and in the most infamous sequence, a formally dressed social group gathers at toilets around a table, occasionally excusing themselves to go into little stalls in a private room to eat. Best approached as a literal comedy of manners - the film is perversely funny and punctuated with a series of quite brilliant sight gags - 'The Phantom of Liberty' argues against the acceptance of strict moral codes, suggesting that the only way to live freely is to embrace the coincidences of the world.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Serge Silberman
Writers:
Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière
Aka:
Le fantôme de la liberté
Studio:
Studio Canal (Optimum)
Genres:
Classics, Comedy
Countries:
France
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/01/2007
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
French LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 'The Celebration of Chance' - Documentary (16 Minute)
  • Theatrical Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/10/2017
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
French DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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