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The porcelain perfection of Catherine Deneuve (Repulsion) hides a cracked interior in the actress’s most iconic role: Séverine, a chilly Paris housewife by night, a bordello prostitute by day. This surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis Buñuel (Viridiana) is an examination of desire and fetishistic pleasure (its characters’ and its viewers’), as well as a gently absurdist take on contemporary social mores and class divisions. Fantasy and reality commingle in this burst of cinematic transgression, which was one of Buñuel’s biggest hits.
I always wanted to watch this movie and finally found it. What a disappointment had and waste of time! I had read the novel several years ago as part of a Psychology class. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Skinner
A classic forever. Deneuve is probably her sexiest since "Repulsion."Published 1 month ago by aron green, m.d.
Excellent film. Rather esoteric and cerebral. You might want to actually think about what your seeing and what it really happening during the film. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John Beckwith