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Belle de Jour ()

Belle de jour (original title)
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A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations.
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Séverine Serizy / Belle de Jour
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Pierre Serizy
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Henri Husson
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Madame Anais
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Marcel (as Pierre Clementi)
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Charlotte
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Renee (as Macha Meril)
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Pallas
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Mathilde
Michel Charrel ...
Footman
Iska Khan ...
Asian client
Bernard Musson ...
Majordomo
Marcel Charvey ...
Prof. Henri
François Maistre ...
L'enseignant
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Hyppolite
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Duke
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Monsieur Adolphe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adélaïde Blasquez ...
Maid (uncredited)
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Man in Gardencafe - Left from the Duke (uncredited)
Dominique Dandrieux ...
Severine as a child (uncredited)
Debut de Roseville ...
Coachman (uncredited)
Marc Eyraud ...
Barman (uncredited)
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Le grele (uncredited)
Pierre Marcay ...
Intern (uncredited)
Brigitte Parmentier ...
Severine enfant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Luis Buñuel ... (as Luis Bunuel)

Written by

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Joseph Kessel ... (novel) (as Joseph Kessel de l'Académie Française)
 
Luis Buñuel ... (adaptation and dialogue) (as Luis Bunuel) and
Jean-Claude Carrière ... (adaptation and dialogue)

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Raymond Hakim ... producer (as Robert et Raymond Hakim)
Robert Hakim ... producer (as Robert et Raymond Hakim)

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Sacha Vierny ... director of photography

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Louisette Hautecoeur

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Walter Spohr ... assistant editor

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Robert Clavel

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Robert Clavel

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Hélène Nourry

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Janine Jarreau ... makeup artist
Simone Knapp ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Henri Baum ... production manager
Marc Goldstaub ... unit manager

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Jacques Fraenkel ... assistant director
Pierre Lary ... assistant director

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Marc Desages ... assistant decorator (as Marc Robert Desages)
Pierre Roudeix ... property master

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Pierre Davoust ... sound assistant
René Longuet ... sound engineer

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Philippe Brun ... camera operator
Lionel Legros ... second assistant camera
Pierre Li ... assistant camera
Raymond Voinquel ... still photographer

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Jacqueline Delhomme ... secretary
Robert Demollière ... administrator
Suzanne Durrenberger ... script girl
Raymond Hakim ... presenter
Robert Hakim ... presenter
John Marshall ... subtitle script and timing (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 James Meek

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Taglines Luis Bunuel's Masterpiece of Erotica! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bella di giorno (Italy)
  • Belle de Jour (United States)
  • Belle de Jour (World-wide, English title)
  • Beauty of the Day (World-wide, English title)
  • Belle de Jour (United Kingdom)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia According to Luis Buñuel scholar Julie Jones, Buñuel once said that he himself didn't know what the end exactly means. See more »
Goofs When the client that wants to be spanked rejects Belle Du Jour she puts her robe back on but not her bra. Then when she sees the Asian client a few moments later, she takes off her robe and her bra is on. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Quotes Madame Anais: I have an idea. Would you like to be called "Belle de Jour"?
Séverine Serizy: Belle de Jour?
Madame Anais: Since you only come in the afternoons.
Séverine Serizy: If you wish.
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