That Obscure Object of Desire
- Original title
Cet obscur objet du désir
- Running time
- 103 min.
Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière (Novel: Pierre Louÿs)
Co-production France-Spain; Les Films Galaxie / InCine S.A / 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.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Movie of Foreign Language, Adapted Screenplay
: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Film
: César Awards: 2 Nominations
: New York Film Critics Circle: 4 Nominations including Best Film
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Language Film
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