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Belle de jour / co-production Paris Film Production, Five Film Rome ; Robert et Raymond Hakim présentent ; un film de Luis Buñuel ; adaptation et dialogue, Luis Buñuel et Jean-Claude Carrière ; une production Robert et Raymond Hakim.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Series Information

Criterion collection ; 593.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle DVD DRAMA BELL (Text) 39231032936920 Audiovisual Collection Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD BELLE (FOREIGN) (Text) 39206020603252 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604655056
  • ISBN: 1604655054
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: DVD special ed.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection : [2012]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book by Joseph Kessel.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
Special features: Commentary by film professor Michael Wood; "That obscure source of desire" documentary featurette with activist Susie Bright and professor Linda Williams (2011); "Jean-Claude Carrière" interview (2011); "Cinéma" television program segment interviewing Jean-Claude Carrière and Catherine Deneuve (1966); Trailers. Booklet: "Tough love" essay by Melissa Anderson; "Buñuel on Belle de jour" interview with Luis Buñuel
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Sacha Vierny ; editor, Louisette Hautecœr ; production designer, Robert Clavel ; costume designer, Hélène Nourry.
Participant or Performer Note:
Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page, Pierre Clementi, Françoise Fabian, Macha Meril, Muni, Maria Latour, Claude Cerval, Michel Charrel, Iska Khan, Bernard Musson, Marcel Charvey, François Maistre, Francisco Rabal, Georges Marchal, Francis Blanche.
Summary, etc.:
The porcelain perfection of Catherine Deneuve hides a cracked interior in the actress's most iconic role: Severine, a chilly Paris housewife by night, a bordello prostitute by day.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; mono.
Language Note:
French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Housewives > Drama.
Prostitution > France > Paris > Drama.
Prostitutes > Drama.
Frigidity (Psychology) > Drama.
Genre: Erotic films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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