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    Unique ID Code: 0000150580
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 7/9/2012 19:43
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    That Obscure Object Of Desire

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 1hr 52m
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Adapted from Pierre Louÿs' 1898 novel 'Le Femme et le Pantin', That Obscure Object Of Desire marked Bunuel's final film. Recounted in flashback to a group of railway travellers, the story wryly details the romantic perils of Mathieu (Bunuel favourite Fernando Rey), a wealthy middle-aged French sophisticate who falls desperately in love with his 19-year-old former chambermaid Conchita (Carole Bouquet).

    Thus begins a surreal game of sexual cat-and-mouse, with Mathieu obsessively attempting to win the girl's affections as she manipulates his carnal desires, each vying to gain absolute control of the other. Brimming with the subversive wit which characterises Bunuel's finest work, That Obscure Object Of Desire takes satiric aim at a decadent, decaying society riddled with political unrest and moral bankruptcy.

    Special Features:
    Arbitrary Desire (Interview with Jean- Claude Carrière)
    Interview with Carlos Saura
    Double Dames (interview with Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina)
    A portrait if Luis Bunuel (Interview with Pierre Lary and Edmond Richard)
    Plus a booklet on the movie written by Peter William Evans, Author of Luis Bunuel: Subjectivity and Desire

    Video Tracks:
    1.66:1 Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    Mono 2.0

    Directed By:
    Luis Bunuel

    Written By:

    Fernando Rey
    Carole Bouquet
    Ángela Molina
    Julien Bertheau

    Director of Photography:
    Edmond Richard

    Hélène Plemiannikov

    Costume Designer:
    Sylvie de Segonzac

    Serge Silberman

    Studio Canal

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