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Info: BELLE DE JOUR

BELLE DE JOUR (R)
1 hrs, 40 mins
RELEASE:
04/10/1968
CAST:
Michel Piccoli, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel
DIRECTOR:
Luis Buñuel

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Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Séverine, a seemingly virginal Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her afternoon hours working in a high-class bordello, before returning home to her new husband (Jean Sorel). Although frustrated by his wife's frigidity toward him, he remains patient, unaware that her sexual life is restricted to elaborate fantasies involving domination, sadomasochism and bondage. This surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis Buñuel (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, That Obscure Object of Desire) is an examination of desire and fetishistic pleasure (its characters’ and its viewers’), as well as a gently absurdist take on contemporary social mores and class divisions. Fantasy and reality commingle in this burst of cinematic transgression, which was one of Buñuel’s biggest hits. With Michel Piccoli. New 4K digital restoration for the 50th Anniversary of its U.S. release! (Fully subtitled)

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