|Fernando Rey||Don Rafael|
|Delphine Seyrig||Mme Thevenot|
|Stéphane Audran||Alice Senechal (as Stephane Audran)|
|Jean-Pierre Cassel||M. Senechal|
|Paul Frankeur||M. Thevenot|
The ambassador of the Latin American republic of Miranda, M. Thevenot, his wife Simone and her sister Florence arrive for a dinner party at the house of Alice Sénéchal and her husband Henri, only to learn that they were mistaken about the date. In director Luis Buñuel's surreal fantasy, the six bourgeois friends repeatedly gather for a dinner that never quite arrives.