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Surrealissimo: The Scandalous Success of Salvador Dali (2002)

In 1934, Salvador Dali was put on trial by his fellow Surrealists for offences against the movement. This surreal comedy-drama examines the trial and the events that led up to it.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewen Bremner ... Salvador Dali
Matt Lucas ... Luis Bunuel
Mark Gatiss ... Louis Aragon
Julian Barratt ... Rosey
Noel Fielding ... Bauer
Vic Reeves Vic Reeves ... Paul Eluard
Ben Miller ... Yoyotte
Katrin Cartlidge ... Gala Dali
Stephen Fry ... Andre Breton
Lorelei King ... Caresse
Michael Nyman ... The Pianist
Jonathan Meades Jonathan Meades ... The Nihilist
Roger Booth ... Cafe Owner
Tim McMullan Tim McMullan ... Press Man
Delia Lindsay ... Dowager
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In 1934, Salvador Dali was put on trial by his fellow Surrealists for offences against the movement. This surreal comedy-drama examines the trial and the events that led up to it.

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Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sourealismos! See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First broadcast on the opening night of BBC Four. See more »

Quotes

Rosey: [Knocks on table before each person speaks] Velázquez?
Andre Breton: No, dull evening predicted.
Bauer: [Knock] No, too classical.
Aragon: [Knock] No, monarch flatterer.
Yoyotte: [Knock] Erm... yes, but in silence.
Aragon: You always say that.
Andre Breton: [Knock] What does Dalí think?
Salvador Dali: [Knock, knock] Yes, of course, Velázquez. Hmph!
Andre Breton: Dalí's reasoning?
Salvador Dali: I would like his autograph.
[...]
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