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That Obscure Object of Desire

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THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE Carole Bouquet and Fernando Rey
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That Obscure Object of Desire

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
103 minutes
performer:
Carole Bouquet, Angela Molina, Fernando Rey
director:
Luis Bunuel
Producers:
Les Films Galaxie, Greenwich Film Productions, Incine
distributor:
First Artists
author:
71408, 67093
genre:
Drama, Foreign Language

We gave it an A-

Infatuation can scramble your senses. No one understood this better than Belle de Jour director Luis Buñuel, whose dreamlike final film, That Obscure Object of Desire (1977, 1 hr., 42 mins., R), is now out on a radiant, rich Blu-ray. The French Connection‘s Fernando Rey stars as a wealthy French widower who falls madly in love with his young Spanish maid. He’s so smitten, in fact, that he doesn’t notice that she’s played by two different actresses (Carole Bouquet and Ángela Molina). One teases him, one tortures him, both turn him into a sexually frustrated wreck. Sure, it’s a stunt. But it’s an effective one. A-

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