Drama • 1962 • 1 hr 30 min
F Rey in great performance as older man obsessed by his niece to the point of fetishism. A powerful study of unfulfilled sexual attraction.
A pleasant enough film to watch but its impact has probably faded over time. Still, the frame when they imitate the last supper is perfect.
One of Buñuel's best. An unbelievably daring return to Francoist Spain for the banished surrealist.
Interesting film with great visuals, symbolism and an excellent portrayal of the moral, religion and social classes of Spain at the time.
Bunuel makes you wonder about the concept of good and bad deeds with sarcastic hints and metaphors to religious beliefs and events.
One of Buñuel's less surreal or complex films but it's drama and sympathy is executed with perfection
An intelligent, surreal look at lust, corruption.
That infamous picture, genius.
One of the best films in history
Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy 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, Séverine 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.
The story of a donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of humankind. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly.
A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker is making a picture destined to bomb at the box office, he brings in a screenwriter to energize the script. The professional intersects with the personal when a rift develops between the writer and his wife.
This romantic drama by Michelangelo Antonioni follows the love life of Vittoria, a beautiful literary translator living in Rome. After splitting from her writer boyfriend, Riccardo, Vittoria meets Piero, a lively stockbroker, on the hectic floor of the Roman stock exchange. Though Vittoria and Piero begin a relationship, it is not one without difficulties, and their commitment to one another is tested during an eclipse.
The three sons of devout Danish farmer Morten have widely disparate religious beliefs. Youngest son Anders shares his father's religion, but eldest son Mikkel has lost his faith, while middle child Johannes has become delusional and proclaims that he is Jesus Christ himself. When Mikkel's wife, Inger goes into a difficult childbirth, everyone's beliefs are put to the test.
After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room.
When elderly pensioner Umberto Domenico Ferrari returns to his boarding house from a protest calling for a hike in old-age pensions, his landlady demands her 15,000-lire rent by the end of the month or he and his small dog will be turned out onto the street. Unable to get the money in time, Umberto fakes illness to get sent to a hospital, giving his beloved dog to the landlady's pregnant and abandoned maid for temporary safekeeping.
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.