The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Luis Buñuel

 
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Criterion DVD)

DVD

2 Discs

SRP: $39.95

Out of Print
  • France
  • 1972
  • 102 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #102

In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined. Fernando Rey, Stéphane Audran, Delphine Seyrig, and Jean-Pierre Cassel head the extraordinary cast of this 1972 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film. Criterion is proud to present The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie in an exclusive double-disc special edition.

Cast

Rafael Acosta, the ambassador Fernando Rey
Henri SénéchalJean-Pierre Cassel
François ThévenotPaul Frankeur
Simone ThévenotDelphine Seyrig
Alice SénéchalStéphane Audran
Florence, her sisterBulle Ogier
The ministerMichel Piccoli
Monsignor DufourJulien Bertheau
Inès, the maidMilena Vukotic
The guerillaMaria Gabriella Maione
The colonelClaude Piéplu
The peasant womanMuni
The bloody sergeantPierre Maguelon

Disc Features

  • Beautiful new widescreen high-definition transfer of the film, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • El náufrago de la calle de Providencia (The Castaway on the Street of Providence, 1970): a 24-minute documentary homage to Buñuel by his longtime friends Arturo Ripstein and Rafael Castanedo
  • A propósito de Buñuel (Speaking of Buñuel, 2000): a new 98-minute documentary on the life and work of Buñuel by Jose Luis López-Linares and Javier Rioyo
  • Buñuel filmography
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved optional English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    Cover based on a theatrical poster by René Ferracci

Film Essays

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeosie

By Carlos Fuentes December 18, 2000

SEEING: In his sixties, Buñuel finally achieved the choice of subject matter, the means, the creative freedom so long denied him. But Buñuel has always proved hardier than the minimal or optimal . . . Read more »

Film Essays

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeosie

By Carlos Fuentes December 18, 2000

SEEING: In his sixties, Buñuel finally achieved the choice of subject matter, the means, the creative freedom so long denied him. But Buñuel has always proved hardier than the minimal or optimal . . . Read more »