Belle de Jour Reviews
Luis Bunuel explores the life of a woman moonlighting in a brothel to pay off her expenses and discover the underground sex world
Catherine Deneuve perfectly plays Severine having quite the fantasy of being punished and not being fully satisfied by her husband
unfortunately being in the oldest profession in the world has downsides of its own; she's shy, afraid of the new lifestyle, and even has a client that becomes very possessive of her
this is the life she chose for herself but is the real world more exotic for us or the dreams we conjure up?
even after 50 years this blend of erotic cinema still provokes our way of thinking and hitting so many levels of what men and women expect from each other
a foreign film that's worth a second glance
There's a lot to chew on here in terms of content, the film looks gorgeous, and the whole thing breezes by at a perfect pace thanks to astute direction by Bunuel, who easily ranks as one of my favorite French filmmaker.