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Belle de Jour(Belle de jour)

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France, Italy · 1967
Rated R · 1h 41m
Director Luis Buñuel
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page
Genre Drama, Romance

Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine begins to work there during the day under the name "Belle de Jour."

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Zoe Rogan Profile picture for Zoe Rogan

Luis Buñuel's filmography is filled with masterworks, but for my money Belle de Jour is his very best. Containing thoughtful Marxist themes and feminist critique and analysis, along with surreal images and a thrilly and sexy story, this character study encapsulates what made Buñuel so special.

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