The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie

The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie

Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie

DVD - 2000 | French
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Bourgeois friends gather to enjoy a pleasant dinner but keep getting interrupted by a series of bizarre events.This DVD edition includes the following supplements: El Naufrago De La Calle De La Providencia" ("The Survivor on the Street of Providence") 1970, 25 min. - A documentary on Bunuel by longtime friends Arturo Ripstein and Rafael Castanedo; Bunuel's recipe for the perfect martini; A proposito de Bunuel (Speaking of Bunuel, 2000): a new 98-minute documentary on the life and work of Bunuel by Jose Luis Lopez-Linares and Javier Rioyo.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.?] : Criterion Collection, c2000.
Edition: RSDL dual-layer ed.
ISBN: 9780780023826
078002382X
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE FOREIGN FRENCH
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Luis Bunuel, the original slicin'-up-eyeballs-surrealissimo, won an actual Academy Award for this film, which, like most real dreams, offers nothing close to what an awake person would call a plot or resolution.


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Calvacade
May 01, 2017

An absurdly comic assault on the meaningless social rituals and polite hypocrisies of the upper middle class.

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TheeAvebury
Jan 16, 2017

This is one of Spanish director Luis Bunuel's finest, most subtle surrealist comedies. At least his films are often classed as comedies -- they're more an assault on our senses and conventions. The 'plot' (if one can call it that) unwinds slowly -- the fulcrum being the absurd situation of a group of socialite friends who are attempting to ....... no, better see for yourself than have me disclose it.

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ms_mustard
Sep 18, 2016

some laugh-out-loud moments as 6 members of the bourgeoisie are buffeted about by Bunuel's imagination, marching up the road to nowhere.

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