About

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.

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Directed by

Luis Buñuel

Written by

Jean-Claude Carrière (Screenplay)
Luis Buñuel (Screenplay)
Joseph Kessel (Author)

Runtime

101 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

French

Tagline

Luis Bunuel's Masterpiece of Erotica!

Cast

Keywords

dream wife husband relationship jealousy adultery dual identity independent film prostitute brothel fantasy double life women's sexual identity masochism

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