Belle de Jour1968
Belle de Jour (1968)
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as Séverine Serizy
as Pierre Serizy
as Henri Husson
as Mme. Anais
as Renee Fevret
as Monsieur Adolphe
as The Duke
as Asian client
as Prof. Henri
as Severine as Child
as The Teacher
as Pockmarked Man
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Critic Reviews for Belle de Jour
"Belle de Jour" is more interesting and provocative than the great run of pictures one ever sees. Buñuel's handling of color is gorgeous. And the acting is impeccable.
People think of Deneuve as cinema's answer to bone china, and indeed the romantic efforts of Truffaut, say, left her looking stiff and staid. But she made the brilliant Bunuel think again, and gave his heart a jump.
With co-writer Jean-Claude Carrière, Buñuel creates a secret theatre of erotic shame.
A delicacy, a passionate and compassionate study of erotica.
It is possibly the best-known erotic film of modern times, perhaps the best.
Audience Reviews for Belle de Jour
Audacious for the time it was made and still provocative and enticing today, this film in an intelligent and psychologically nuanced exploration of sexuality and desire as experienced by a repressed bourgeois woman who feels strongly compelled to act upon her fantasies.
there is a point at which the film stands still a bit too long, but taken as a whole its commentary on the human psyche is very interesting and effective. of course, deneuve is very good, as are each of the supporters, and the mapping of the film was well done. a very good film.
Catherine Deneuve stars as a young housewife with masochistic fantasies who feels compelled to work as a prostitute during days while her husband is at work. An ambiguous, dreamlike ending caps this subtle, psychologically complex drama.
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