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Belle de Jour (1967)

France/Spain 101m, Colour
Director: Luis Buñuel; Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page

PBelle de jour is a thought-provoking film with an ambiguous ending that stars Catherine Deneuve as Séverine – an elegant young woman who decides to become a part-time prostitute at an up-scale brothel as a way to fulfill her masochistic fantasies and to overcome her inability to have an intimate physical relationship with her husband Pierre. During her employment as “Belle de Jour”, she meets Marcel, a local gangster who decides he wants to see her outside of the brothel. After Marcel attempts to kill Pierre, and another “friend” plans to expose her secret to her recovering husband – if she does not make herself available to him, Belle appears to further immerse herself in a fantasy world that includes a seemingly normal relationship with her husband who has fully recovered (Klaus Ming February 2010).

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This entry was posted on 02/09/2010 by in 1001 List, 1960s, All and tagged .
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