One of Luis Buñuel's most episodic films, The Phantom of Liberty focuses on no one particular narrative. In the beginning, a man sells postcards of French tourist attractions, calling them "pornographic." A sniper in Montparnasse is hailed as a hero for killing passersby. 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. ~ John Voorhees, Rovi
I had been waiting for this movie to come out on DVD. I first saw it in the theater in the mid 1970s and thought it was hilarious so I had to bring my friends to see it again with me! The plot helps you try to examine the irony of each situation as presented in the movie. It sure makes you ponder and wonder if "Life is just a game?" It is worth your time to see it and leaves you on the floor roaring with laughter!