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That Obscure Object of Desire
That Obscure Object of Desire
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THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE

Cet obscur objet du désir

Directed by Luis Buñuel
France, Spain, 1977
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Mathieu, a wealthy middle-aged French sophisticate falls desperately in love with his 19-year old chambermaid Conchita. Thus begins a game of cat-and-mouse, with Mathieu attempting to win the girl’s affections as she manipulates his carnal desires, each vying to gain absolute control of the other.

Synopsis

Mathieu, a wealthy middle-aged French sophisticate falls desperately in love with his 19-year old chambermaid Conchita. Thus begins a game of cat-and-mouse, with Mathieu attempting to win the girl’s affections as she manipulates his carnal desires, each vying to gain absolute control of the other.

Our take

Buñuel is the cinema maestro of Surrealism, who through five decades of the 20th century provoked audiences with his wry, darkly satiric dramas on the hypocrisies of the moneyed classes. His last ever film is a wickedly perverse take on human desire within a patriarchal society.