Belle de Jour

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1967
  • Running time: 101 min
Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Séverine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her after­noon hours working in a bordello. This surreal and erotic late-sixties... read more
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Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Séverine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her after­noon hours working in a bordello. This surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis Buñuel is an examination of desire and fetishistic pleasure (its characters’ and its viewers’), as well as a gently absurdist take on contemporary social mores and class divisions. Fantasy and reality commingle in this burst of cinematic transgression, which was one of Buñuel’s biggest hits.

Original Release

05/24/1967

US Release

04/10/1968

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Cast

Catherine Deneuve Séverine Serizy / Belle de Jour
Michel Piccoli Henri Husson
Jean Sorel Pierre Serizy / Pierre Sérizy
Genevieve Page Madame Anais
Pierre Clémenti Marcel
Francoise Fabian Charlotte
Macha Méril Renee / Renée
Georges Marchal Duke / Graf
Francisco Rabal Hyppolite
Michel Charrel Footman
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Directors

Luis Buñuel

Writers

Jean-Claude Carriere, Joseph Kessel, Luis Buñuel

Cast

Catherine Deneuve Séverine Serizy / Belle de Jour
Michel Piccoli Henri Husson
Jean Sorel Pierre Serizy / Pierre Sérizy
Genevieve Page Madame Anais
Pierre Clémenti Marcel
Francoise Fabian Charlotte
Macha Méril Renee / Renée
Georges Marchal Duke / Graf
Francisco Rabal Hyppolite
Michel Charrel Footman
Bernard Musson Majordomo
Marcel Charvey Prof. Henri
François Maistre L'enseignant / L'ensignant
Francis Blanche Monsieur Adolphe
Luis Buñuel Man in Gardencafe - Left from the Duke
Claude Cerval Le chauffeur
Marc Eyraud Barman
Bernard Fresson Le grêlé
Iska Khan Asian Client
Maria Latour Mathilde

Producers

Editors

Louisette Hautecoeur

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