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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie ()

Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (original title)
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A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations.
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Don Rafael Acosta
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François Thévenot
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Simone Thévenot
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Florence
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Alice Sénéchal (as Stephane Audran)
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Henri Sénéchal
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Monsignor Dufour
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Ines
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Guerrilla
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Colonel
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Peasant
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Police Sergeant
François Maistre ...
Inspector Delecluze
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Interior Minister
Ellen Bahl
Christian Baltauss ...
Lt. Hubert de Rochcahin
Olivier Bauchet
Robert Benoît ...
(as Robert Benoit)
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(as Anne-Marie Deschott)
Jean-Michel Dhermay ...
(as Michel Dhermay)
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Gardener
Jean Degrave
Sébastien Floche
François Guilloteau
Claude Jaeger
Jean-Claude Jarry
Pierre Lary
Robert Le Béal ...
Couturier (as Robert Le Beal)
Alix Mahieux
Bernard Musson ...
Waiter
Maxence Mailfort ...
Sergeant Recounting Dream
Robert Party
Jean Revel
Jacques Rispal ...
Gendarme
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(as Amparo Soler-Leal)
Diane Vernon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madeleine Bouchez ...
Tea Salon Patron (uncredited)
Roger Caccia ...
Tea Salon Pianist (uncredited)

Directed by

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Luis Buñuel ... (as Luis Bunuel)

Written by

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Luis Buñuel ... (scenario) (as Luis Bunuel)
 
Jean-Claude Carrière ... (with the collaboration of)

Produced by

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Serge Silberman ... producer

Cinematography by

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Edmond Richard ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Hélène Plemiannikov

Editorial Department

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Gina Pignier ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Pierre Guffroy

Costume Design by

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Jacqueline Guyot

Makeup Department

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Odette Berroyer ... makeup artist
Fernande Hugi ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Jean Lara ... unit manager
Ulrich Picard ... production manager (as Ully Pickard)
Jean-Jacques Schpoliansky ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Arnie Gelbart ... assistant director
Pierre Lary ... assistant director

Art Department

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Albert Rajau ... assistant art director
François Suné ... property master (as François Sune)

Sound Department

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Daniel Brisseau ... sound assistant
Luis Buñuel ... sound effects (as Luis Bunuel)
Jacques Carrère ... sound mixer (as Jacques Carrere)
Jacqueline Porel ... recording technician (as J. Porel)
Claude Villand ... assistant sound mixer
Guy Villette ... sound engineer

Camera and Electrical Department

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André Clément ... assistant camera
Alain Herpe ... assistant camera
Yves Manciet ... still photographer
René Menuset ... key grip
Bernard Noisette ... camera operator
Marcel Policard ... chief electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Olympe Watelle ... assistant costumer

Location Management

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Pierre Lefait ... location manager
Jean Revel ... assistant location manager

Other crew

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Jacqueline Dudilleux ... administrator
Suzanne Durrenberger ... script girl
Jacqueline Oblin ... accountant
Marie-Jane Ruel ... production secretary
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment. Written by Ed Cannon

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Taglines Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language film 1973 See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (World-wide, English title)
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Canada, English title)
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (United States)
  • El discreto encanto de la burguesía (Spain)
  • Borgerskabets diskrete charme (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Budget $800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Luis Buñuel is credited with creating the sound effects for this film; he was almost deaf at the time. See more »
Goofs After Rafael gives the terrorist champagne, his position in the chair changes between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Regarding Buñuel (2000). See more »
Quotes Rafael Acosta: You're better suited for making love than for making war.
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