The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie

The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie

DVD - 2002 | French
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"An upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined."--Container.


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Marinetti May 15, 2017

Luis Buñuel's 1972 comic masterpiece, about three well-to-do couples who try and fail to have a meal together, is perhaps the most perfectly achieved and executed of all his late French films.

Apr 27, 2017

Fantastic film. One of my all-time faves!

noir125 Jul 14, 2015

It's eye-candy on the surface but makes your brain work, for comprehension. Somehow the context graduates from naturalism to surrealism, a reflex of Bunuel's to his own subject matter, probably. A film of understated hilarity that pairs well with the not funny "Rules of the Game" by Renoir.

rufus_red4 Sep 10, 2014

Here Bunuel continues his track of absurdity w/ this film about a group of upper crust friends who meet for dinner and every time they sit down, they're interrupted. It's a statement on how silly and meaningless a high societal life is. It's a pleasant enough watch though aspects of it are rather dated. Bunuel isn't the most polished of filmmakers but his influence in unmistakable and his movies are highly watchable, if at times it's like a train wreck, he's always interesting.

btmslt May 29, 2013

Not the most interesting of films.

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