Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The ( Charme discret de la bourgeoisie, Le ) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1118

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 56

Theatrical Release Date: 05/12/1972

Language: French

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Luis Buñuel

Actors: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Fernando Rey, Bulle Ogier, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Julien Bertheau

Plot: A group of six six middle-class people come together for a nice dinner - only to have the meal constantly interrupted in this surreal journey. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
4/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/17/2019

A sophisticated, episodic farce beaming with slyness and discreet charm, as promised in the title.

Rating of
4/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 11/10/2011

You have to take this movie as separate parts that form a surreal whole to understand its meaning. Bunuel creates dense layers of satire of a variety of subjects pertaining to social mores and philosophies. The film is funny, in a weird sort of way, and features a good amount of typical Bunuel surrealism.

Rating of
4/4

woody - wrote on 02/01/2011

Bunuel has a field day poking fun at social manners and mores. You'll have fun, too. These people just want to have a bite to eat. Is that so difficult? Yes, wonderfully so. It seems to make no sense, but after you've watched it, many of its pieces stick with you and take on meaning. This is the movie where all of the elements coalesced for Bunuel: budget, cast, mood and feel.

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