That Obscure Object of Desire

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Original title
Cet obscur objet du désir
Running time
103 min.
France France
Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière (Novel: Pierre Louÿs)
Richard Wagner
Edmond Richard
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Co-production France-Spain; Les Films Galaxie / Incine / Greenwich Film Productions
Drama | Jealousy
Synopsis / Plot
Just after boarding a train, much to the surprise of his fellow passengers, a man pours a bucket of water over a young girl on the platform. Over the next few hours he explains how he became obsessed by her (character played by two different actresses, representing different sides of her personality), and how she tantalised him, but would never allow him to satisfy his desire for her.
1977: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Movie of Foreign Language, Adapted Screenplay
1977: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Film
1977: César Awards: 2 Nominations
1977: New York Film Critics Circle: 4 Nominations including Best Film
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