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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie) (1972)

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Fernando Rey Fernando Rey
Don Rafael Acosta
Paul Frankeur Paul Frankeur
François Thévenot
Delphine Seyrig Delphine Seyrig
Simone Thévenot
Bulle Ogier Bulle Ogier
Florence
Stéphane Audran Stéphane Audran
Alice Sénéchal
Jean-Pierre Cassel Jean-Pierre Cassel
Henri Sénéchal
Julien Bertheau Julien Bertheau
Monsignor Dufour


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Description: This Luis Buñuel work has a distinctive surrealistic stamp to it. In order to flee the constriction of their diminishing world, an odd assortment of upper middle-class folk escape from reality through dreams. As in Belle de Jour and Tristana, the director cuts back and forth between the fantasies and realities of his characters — enfleshing in cinema the philosophy of J. A. Boifford who noted, "We are all at the mercy of the dream and we owe it to ourselves to submit to its power in the waking state." Buñuel confidently weaves a spell with the camera, in effect creating factual hallucinations to illustrate the wish ... (more)
Release date: 22 October 1972
UPC: 037429154625
Tags: France (14), 1972 (12), 1970s (12), Satire (11), Black Comedy (10), Surreal (8), Drama (7), Surrealism (7), Dinner Party (7), Fantasy (6), Comedy (6), Dreams (5), Spain (5), Terrorism (5), (4), Political (4), Infidelity (4), Bourgeoisie (3), Politics (3), Class (3)
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