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Le journal d'une femme de chambre
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Director:
Writers:
Octave Mirbeau (based on the novel by)
Luis Buñuel (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
9 March 1965 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Celestine, the chambermaid, has new job on the country. The Monteils, who she works for are a group of strange people... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Two times a week? Mon Dieu! See more (33 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Luis Buñuel 
 
Writing credits
Octave Mirbeau (based on the novel by)

Luis Buñuel (adaptation and dialogue) &
Jean-Claude Carrière (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Michel Safra .... producer
Serge Silberman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Roger Fellous 
 
Film Editing by
Luis Buñuel 
Louisette Hautecoeur 
 
Production Design by
Georges Wakhévitch 
 
Costume Design by
Georges Wakhévitch 
 
Makeup Department
Simone Knapp .... hair stylist
Maguy Vernadet .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Henri Baum .... production manager
Jacqueline Dudilleux .... assistant production manager
Ulrich Picard .... production manager (as U. Picard)
André Retbi .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Juan Luis Buñuel .... assistant director
Pierre Lary .... assistant director
 
Art Department
René Calviera .... assistant art director
Charles Merangel .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Robert Cambourakis .... sound assistant
Antoine Petitjean .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Agathe Beaumont .... second assistant camera
Jean-Louis Castelli .... still photographer
Adolphe Charlet .... camera operator
René Schneider .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Moreau .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Arlette Lalande .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Robert Demollière .... administrator
Suzanne Durrenberger .... script supervisor (as Suzanne Duremberg)
Odette Laeupplée .... production secretary
Maurice Otte .... production accountant
Jean Van Praag .... administrator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le journal d'une femme de chambre" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
101 min | France:97 min | Brazil:94 min | Argentina:97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Ireland:12 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Portugal:17 (censored version) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2001) | UK:15 (video rating) (1993) | UK:AA (original rating) (1981) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:12 (w)
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Trivia:
The demonstrating fascists shout "Vive Chiappe", a homage to the chief of the Parisian police who prohibited showing director Luis Buñuel's earlier film L'Age d'Or (1930) after fascists destroyed the cinema where it was being shown.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Céléstine:Are you from the priory?
Joseph:Yes.
Céléstine:Is it far?
Joseph:You'll see.
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Referenced in Call Him Jess (2000)See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Two times a week? Mon Dieu!, 26 June 2008
Author: lastliberal from United States

This is only my second Bunel film (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie), and I am fascinated with the way he portrays the upper crust. here we have an odd family with some strange habits. Didn't you always think they were like that. It's the old joke about how you can determine class bu how two couples sit in a car. Lower class - men in front and women in the back; middle class husbands and wives sit together; upper class husbands sit with the other's wife.

Show fetishes, randy husbands, cold wives, rape and murder are all here amidst a fascist France. They are always going on about the republicans, ours would fit right in with the anti-semitism and xenophobia.

Among all this is the classic acting of Jeanne Moreau, a classy chambermaid, who is even willing to marry a fascist to prove him guilty of murder and rape. In the end, she turns out to be just an opportunist.

It would probably be more enjoyable knowing more about 1930s France, but it was still a classic.

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