The 50 Most Hard-To-Watch Scenes in Movie History

19. Eyeball Slicing

Movie: Un Chien Andalou (1929)
Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Simone Mareuil, Pierre Batcheff, Luis Buñuel

Sixteen minutes was all that Spanish provocateur Luis Buñuel needed to freak audiences out. In his notorious short, Un Chien Andalou, Buñuel embraces surrealism, ditching logic and narrative, to simply rattle viewers' senses with a barrage of strange imagery. In the famous opening scene, a guy (played by the director himself) slices a woman's eyeball open with a razor in a close-up shot that's intercut with the sight of a cloud shrouding a moon. —MB

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