Belle de Jour (1968)
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as Séverine Serizy
as Pierre Serizy
as Henri Husson
as Mme. Anais
as Renee Fevret
as Monsieur Adolphe
as The Duke
as Asian client
as Prof. Henri
as Severine as Child
as The Teacher
as Pockmarked Man
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Critic Reviews for Belle de Jour
A delicacy, a passionate and compassionate study of erotica.
It is possibly the best-known erotic film of modern times, perhaps the best.
Of all the supposedly challenging attractions playing locally in our supposedly more enlightened era, the most compellingly erotic and entertaining spectacle is still provided by Belle de Jour
This silly little masterpiece regards Deneuve as the goddess of light she really was -- a figment of our collective appetite for the unreal.
Every detail has been so carefully thought out that seeing it again is like seeing it in another key.
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there is a point at which the film stands still a bit too long, but taken as a whole its commentary on the human psyche is very interesting and effective. of course, deneuve is very good, as are each of the supporters, and the mapping of the film was well done. a very good film.
Catherine Deneuve stars as a young housewife with masochistic fantasies who feels compelled to work as a prostitute during days while her husband is at work. An ambiguous, dreamlike ending caps this subtle, psychologically complex drama.
Her name is "Belle De Jour," a "daylight beauty." An exploratory on fantasies and on the bourgeoisie, Belle De Jour is a surreal, artful erotica from Luis Buñuel affirmed by a mesmerizing performance from Catherine Deneuve, garbed in Yves Saint Laurent. Bizarre.
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