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?
In most subtitled versions of the film, an italicized font is used to help the audience spot Séverine's fantasies from reality. 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.
Referenced in Hungry Wives