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Beauty of the Day ( Belle de jour ) (1968) Movie Information

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Luis Buñuel


Catherine Deneuve
Jean Sorel
Michel Piccoli
Geneviève Page
Pierre Clémenti
Françoise Fabian





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A young housewife who cannot connect intimately with her doctor husband indulges in fantasies and eventually starts working her afternoons as a prostitute. -- Chris Kavan

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SIngli6 01/22/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Directed by the notoriously provocative Luis Buñuel, this prurient production has little in the way of story or sense; but much in the way of perspicacity and wit.

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mitchellyoung 10/05/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I had to let this film sit with me a while and to rewatch parts, because, honestly, it is pretty slow-moving, when you first see it. I think I liked the subtlety of Catherine Deneuve's vulnerable performance more than the film as a whole.

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Allison 12/24/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This was my first Bunuel film. Unfortunately, it did not press me to see more right away. I didn't think I would like his work based on this film. I wonder why it is considered such a classic. However, it is an interesting movie and I would recommend it for those who like the darker films.

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04/21/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Menschliche Natur

Belle De Jour, ein Film, der mich immer und immer wieder heimsuchte. Es ist die Geschichte einer gut situierten jungen Frau, die sich zwei oder drei Tage pro Woche in einem Bordell prostituiert. Vermutlich ist es der berühmteste Erotik Film der Moderne und wahrscheinlich auch der Beste! Das kommt daher, weil Belle De Jour Erotik von innen her versteht. Nicht nur als Anblick von nackter Haut und Schweiss, sondern als Imagination. Wir sehen den Film durch die Perspektive Severines, einer 23jährigen respektablen Ehefrau, gespielt von Catherine Deneuve. Luis Bunuel verbrachte ein ganzes Leben damit, gerissene Filme über das Geheimnis der menschlichen Natur herzustellen. Eine wesentliche Sache war ihm bewusst, welche die meisten anderen Regisseure nie herausfinden würden: Für eine Frau wie Sev...


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