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Belle de Jour

Γαλλία , Ιταλία /France, Italy  1967,  εγχρ /col

Σκην./Dir: Luis Buñuel | Σεν./Scr: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière (βασισμένο στο ομώνυμο βιβλίο του/ based on the book by Joseph Kessel) | Φωτ./Cin: Sacha Vierny | Μοντ./Ed: Louisette Hautecoeur | Ηθ./Cast Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page, Pierre Clémenti | Παρ./Prod:  Robert et Raymond Hakim, Paris Film Productions, Five Film | Διάρκεια/ Dur: 100'

Séverine is married to a handsome young doctor called Pierre. Although she loves her husband dearly, she constantly fantasizes having sex with strangers in order to entertain her sexual needs and desires. When she finds out that an old acquaintance of hers, Henriette is working as a prostitute in a high-class brothel in Paris she doesn’t hesitate to visit the brothel. Although at first feels a little uncomfortable with both the thought and the actual action of having sex with men for money, soon Séverine is hired to work at her obsessive profession as a prostitute herself with the nickname «Belle de Jour» as she works only in the afternoons. Her life takes a turn when a client, Marcel, falls in love with her and decides to claim her.

Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival in 1967.

 

 

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