The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie - Criterion Collection (1972)
Front Cover Actor
Fernando Rey
Delphine Seyrig
Paul Frankeur
Movie Details
Director Luis Bunuel
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
What can be more enjoyable then a meal among friends and family? In Luis Buñuel's surrealistic comedy The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie it is this common ritual a sextet of upper-class friends repeatedly attempt, only to be obstructed by one obscure event after another. Masterfully balancing the dichotomy of class vs. debauchery Buñuel delivers a ripping critique of the upper class. It is clear from the beginning that the lives Buñuel?s Bourgeoisie are living are not what they seem. Eventually, their true colors begin to shine; not in actual actions but in haunting dreams. What is real and what lies in the subconscious becoming exceedingly blurry and in order to deliver his message, surrealism must take over. It is hard to pigeonhole Buñuel?s classic that won him the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film 1972: An absurd odyssey? A discreet satire? Not necessarily, but definitely charming. --Rob Bracco
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 72
In Collection Yes
Product Details
Edition The Criterion Collection
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 037429154625
Release Date 2/12/2002
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen