By Chris Nashawaty
Updated January 18, 2013 at 05:00 AM EST
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That Obscure Object of Desire

type
  • Movie

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-

That Obscure Object of Desire

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 103 minutes
director
  • Luis Bunuel

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