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Belle de Jour

1h 41m Drama 1968

Beautiful young housewife Severine Serizy (Catherine Deneuve) cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Severine pays a visit and eventually begins to work there during the day under the name Belle de Jour. But when one of her clients grows possessive, she must try to go back to her normal life. An exquisite tale of self-discovery and tragic passion from auteur Luis Buñuel.

Catherine Deneuve is extraordinary in a secret theatre of erotic shame.’ - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

an exquisite and spell-binding film’- Jan Dawson, Sight & Sound


Catherine Deneuve (Séverine Serizy / Belle de Jour) , Jean Sorel (Pierre Serizy) , Michel Piccoli (Henri Husson) , Geneviève Page (Madame Anais) , Pierre Clementi (Marcel)


Luis Bunuel


Spanish, French




France, Italy