Michael Lonsdale as Le chapelier/Hatter; Jean Rochefort as Legendre/Mr. Legendre; Adolfo Celi as Le docteur de Legendre/Doctor Pasolini; Milena Vukotic as L'infirmiï¿½re/Nurse; Michel Piccoli as Le second prï¿½fet de police/Second Prefect; Adriana Asti as La dame en noir et la soeur du premier prï¿½fet/Prefect's Sister; Jean-Claude Brialy as Foucauld/Mr. Foucauld; Claude Pieplu as Le commissaire de police/Commissioner; Franï¿½ois Maistre as Le professeur des gendarmes/Professor; Pierre Maguelon as Gï¿½rard, le gendarme/Policeman; Paul Frankeur as L'aubergiste/Innkeeper; Julien Bertheau as Le premier prï¿½fet de police/First Prefect; Monica Vitti as Mme Foucaud/Mrs. Foucauld; Bernard Verley as Le capitaine des dragons/Judge; Helene Perdriere as La vieille tante/Aunt
NR (Not Rated)
This Surrealist Spanish film, with a title referencing the Communist Manifesto, strings together short incidents based on the life of director Luis Buï¿½uel. Presented as chance encounters, these loosely related, intersecting situations, all without a consistent protagonist, reach from the 19th century to the 1970s. Touching briefly on subjects such as execution, pedophilia, incest, and sex, the film features an array of characters, including a sick father and incompetent police officers.