That Obscure Object of Desire

Edition no. 143

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Studio Canal
Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel’s final film brings full circle the director’s lifelong preoccupation with the darker side of desire. Buñuel regular Fernando Rey plays Mathieu, an urbane widower, tortured by his lust for the elusive Conchita. With subversive flair, Buñuel uses two different actors in the latter role—Carole Bouquet, a sophisticated French beauty, and Ángela Molina, a Spanish coquette. Drawn from the surrealist favorite Pierre Louÿs’s classic erotic novel La femme et le pantin (The Woman and the Puppet, 1898), That Obscure Object of Desire is a dizzying game of sexual politics punctuated by a terror that harks back to Buñuel’s avant-garde beginnings.

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Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audio: English 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , French 1.0 PCM Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

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