ByDan White, writer at

Film 113 in the "1001 Films to See Before You Die" challenge is 1930's "L'Age d'Or". Or as it's known in English "The Age of Gold." This French film is directed by Luis Buñuel is about the insanities of modern life, the hypocrisy of the sexual mores of bourgeois society and the value system of the Roman Catholic Church and is written by both Buñuel and Salvador Dali. And yet again, like many other old films I've watched, I've ended up switching it off halfway through due to it being boring and dull. And you can add weird to that list. This film made no sense what so ever. Random bishops reading hymns on mountain sides then randomly turning into skeletons, women find it funny to be raped by men at funerals, cows are relaxing in people's beds with no explanation and just overall stupidness. Nothing was explained from the start. Nothing was made clear as to why it was happening. One thing would happened then the next thing would take place instantly. I can only assume it was weird and bonkers because it was written by Salvador Dali who was bonkers. And I know it gets even more bonkers because the woman who did get raped has sex with a statue! In 1983, Luis Buñuel had this to say about the film, "The sexual instinct and the sense of death form the substance of the film. It is a romantic film performed in full Surrealist frenzy." Fun fact of the film - The movie producer, Le Vicomte de Noalilles, commissioned a film every year as a birthday gift to his wife. If you have seen this film then let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Here is what I had to say while watching 1930's "L'Age d'Or".

Film - L'Age d'Or

Year - 1930

Director - Luis Buñuel

Written by - Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dali

Staring - Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Caridad de Laberdesque

IMDB Rating - 7.5/10


Length - 62 min

Genre - Comedy, Drama

Silent opening credits


Random person collecting scorpions off the street

I'm now watching two scorpions fight

Make it three

I have no idea what I'm watching

Here comes a different animal to eat a scorpion

Meanwhile... On the side of a mountain

Four bishops are reading the bible as a man in rags looks on

Screw this I'm leaving

I think he's a soldier who's gone crazy

Don't you hate it when your rake is stuck in another rake

Excuse me while I cut this rope you're so fond of

Why are they making the one man on crutches do all the work

Everyone get your guns at the ready

Wake up you lazy bastard

Who uses hippos as war weapons?

And paint brushes?

Screw this, I'll just stay behind and sleep on the ground

These guys can't even stand up for more than 10 seconds! How are they meant to attack whoever they're attacking

Why have people decided to show up on boats?

What the hell is actually happening?

Is this a tourist infomation film on travelling through mountains?

The bishops are dead and are all skeletons

So... Everyone came for a funeral

The funeral stops because a woman's being raped

She's clearly laughing instead of being afraid

andom shot of a toilet

I am now looking at exploding shit

He's afraid of a Yorkshire Terrier

The bastard just kicked that dog!!!!

I've switched subtitles on but it seems YouTube doesn't know what's happening

Excuse me while I stomp on this bug

Time to bury this coffin in cement


Now I'm in Imperial Rome... WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?

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Random shot of some scaffolding

Again, this feels like a tourist video

Why are these buildings randomly being demolished?

How has that violin not been destroyed from the amount of times he's kicked it?

Now it breaks

Why does he have a boulder on his head?

Meanwhile, the rapist is still being carried away

Even a photo of legs turns him on

Back to the woman who was raped

Back to the rapist

Back to the woman

Back to the rapist

Back to the woman who now has a bandage on her finger

Why is there a cow in her bed?

That's the cow dealt with but I can still hear it's bell rather loudly

Back with the rapist who's being barked at by dogs

Where the hell are they taking him?

The rapist pulls out a picture from his coat and the police are now concerned

So... he's a member of the Goodwill Society

Well... That's him freed!

Better kick this blind man to the curb before escaping in a taxi

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Will I miss anything if I switch this off?

The Swansea City vs Cheslea football game looks more interesting

It's 4-0 to Chelsea within the first half

Screw it

I QUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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