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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

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Original title
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie
Running time
100 min.
France France
Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière
Edmond Richard
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Co-production France-Italy-Spain; Greenwich Film Productions / Jet Films / Dean Film
Comedy. Drama | Surrealism. Satire. Experimental Cinema
Synopsis / Plot
Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment. A complex, shifting, virtually plotless web of dreams within dreams within dreams, centered around a group of six outwardly respectable upper-middle class members of society and their repeatedly thwarted attempts to have a meal together - the interruptions becoming more and more surreal as the film progresses.
1972: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture. 2 Nominations
1972: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Film
1972: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Director & Best Screenplay
1973: BAFTA Awards: Best Actress (Audran) and Best Screenplay. 5 Nominations
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