The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • 1972
  • France
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Luis Buñuel
  • Written by: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière
  • Cast: Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Stéphane Audran, Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Cassel
  • Language: French

A group of friends find their dinner gathering interrupted by a series of bizarre, mostly dreamt-up events. Not as savage a satire as Buñuel's earlier work, but he is certainly more assured as he fires at his constant targets – the church, the state and the army.

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Revisiting: The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie

26 Jun 20125 stars

Re-issue of surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel’s scathing satire on the ruling elite

A 40th anniversary re-issue for Luis Buñuel’s penultimate film, a brilliant comedy of manners, in which half-a-dozen bourgeois folk, including a pair of middle-aged married couples, a younger female relative, and an ambassador of a fictional South…

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