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Belle de jour: Bella de día

  • Belle de jour © EFE

    Belle de jour © EFE

  

Category

Feature film

Original title

Belle de jour

Year

1966

Director

Luis Buñuel

Buñuel uses surrealist principles to enter into the most intimate depths of human nature. The film is full of details expressing the director’s own obsessions and themes of interest.
 
 

Severine leads an unsatisfied life, married to a surgeon. When she discovers the existence of daytime prostitution, impelled by curiosity, she begins to work in a brothel, and takes on a double life. There she meets Marcel, a criminal who falls in love with her, which complicates the situation.
 

Technical specifications

Screenplay
Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière

Actors
Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page, Pierre Clémenti, Françoise Fabian

Photography
Sacha Vierny

Music
René Longuet

Duration
100 minutes

Awards
Golden Lion in Venice, 1963.

  

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