Severine is a beautiful young woman married to a doctor. She loves her husband dearly, but cannot bring herself to be physically intimate with him. She indulges instead in vivid, kinky, erotic fantasies to entertain her sexual desires. Eventually she becomes a prostitute, working in a brothel in the afternoons while remaining chaste in her marriage. Written by
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Luis Bunuel's Masterpiece of Erotica!
Did You Know?
While the film was shooting, Catherine Deneuve
said publicly that she was enjoying making the film. Other than remarking that shooting some of the brothel scenes could be "difficult," she said at the time that she was "in awe" of Luis Buñuel
and called him "wonderful to work with; kind, understanding, very sweet, very human." See more
When Mr. Adolphe first unzips Belle's dress she has a slip under it, but when she rushes out and then comes back in, Adolphe unzips her dress again and she isn't wearing the slip anymore. See more
I have an idea. Would you like to be called "Belle de Jour"?
Belle de Jour?
Since you only come in the afternoons.
If you wish.
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