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    Added on: 25/6/2009 13:51
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    Belle de Jour: 40th Anniversary Edition

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    Luis Bunuel's Masterpiece of Erotica!
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 96
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Undoubtedly Luis Buñuel's most accessible film, Belle de Jour is an elegant and erotic masterpiece that maintains as hypnotic a grip on modern audiences as it did on its debut 30 years ago.

    Screen icon Catherine Deneuve (Repulsion) plays Severine, the glacially beautiful, sexually unfulfilled wife of a surgeon, whose blood runs icy with ennui until she takes a day-job in a brothel. There she meets a charismatic but sinister young gangster (Pierre Clémenti), and ignites an obsession that will court peril.

    Expertly dramatising the collision between fantasy and reality, and between depravity and respectable bourgeois values, Buñuel, working from the novel by Joseph Kessel, fashions an immaculately designed (the fetishistic interiors and production designs are astonishing) and amoral comedy of manners. Long unavailable, the film won the Golden Lion at the 1967 Venice Film Festival.

    Special Features:
    - Commentary with Peter W. Evans
    - History of the Film
    - Theatrical Trailer
    - Other Releases

    Video Tracks:
    Anamorphic 1.66:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono French

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    Directed By:
    Luis Bunuel

    Written By:

    Catherine Deneuve
    Jean Sorel
    Michel Piccoli
    Geneviève Page
    Pierre Clémenti
    Françoise Fabian
    Macha Méril
    Maria Latour
    Claude Cerval
    Michel Charrel
    Iska Khan
    Bernard Musson
    Marcel Charvey
    François Maistre
    Francisco Rabal
    Georges Marchal
    Francis Blanche

    Director of Photography:
    Sacha Vierny

    Louisette Hautecoeur

    Costume Designer:
    Hélène Nourry

    Production Designer:
    Robert Clavel

    Robert Hakim
    Raymond Hakim

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