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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
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THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE

Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Directed by Luis Buñuel
France, Italy, 1972
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Six upper-class people sit down to a dinner that is continually delayed, their attempts to eat thwarted by events both real and imagined, from terrorist attacks to ghostly apparitions. In their quest for a lavish feast, the line between reality and dreams becomes unclear, and all hell breaks loose.

Synopsis

Six upper-class people sit down to a dinner that is continually delayed, their attempts to eat thwarted by events both real and imagined, from terrorist attacks to ghostly apparitions. In their quest for a lavish feast, the line between reality and dreams becomes unclear, and all hell breaks loose.

Our take

What secrets lurk inside a group of wealthy sophisticates who only want a nice, pleasant dinner party? Luis Buñuel’s Oscar®-winning classic is one of his signature films: a fiendishly witty comedy bouncing through reality, dreams, faith, sex, and revolution with the lightest and cheekiest touch.