Belle De Jour

  • 1967
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy, Drama

A delightful puzzle, and Deneuve's finest hour-and-a-half. She plays a happily married middle-class woman who genuinely loves, but is unable to feel passionate toward, her husband, a successful surgeon. She eventually finds fulfilment of a kind by pursing a career as a high-class, afternoons-only (hence "Belle de Jour") prostitute. As the film opens,...read more

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Belle De Jour - Official Trailer
01:33 — Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Séverine, a Paris housewife who begins se (more…)
(Movie Clip) You Can Be Very Cruel
A famous opening by director Luis Bunuel, using real time and sound to reveal both more and less than meets the eye, introducing young wife and husban (more…)
(Movie Clip) You Should See A Specialist
Director Luis Bunuel shooting on location in Alpes-Maritimes, France, Severine (Catherine Deneuve), troubled with sexual frustration and fantasies, wi (more…)
(Movie Clip) Most Of Those Are Called Remorse
After her first shift as a prostitute, Severine (Catherine Deneuve) escapes a date with husband Pierre (Jean Sorel), imagines him with friend Husson ( (more…)

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  • Rating: R
  • Review: A delightful puzzle, and Deneuve's finest hour-and-a-half. She plays a happily married middle-class woman who genuinely loves, but is unable to feel passionate toward, her husband, a successful surgeon. She eventually finds fulfilment of a kind by pursing… (more)

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