#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Severine is a beautiful young woman married to a doctor. She loves her husband dearly, but cannot bring herself to be physically intimate with him. She indulges instead in vivid, kinky, erotic fantasies to entertain her sexual desires. Eventually she becomes a prostitute, working in a brothel in the afternoons while remaining chaste in her marriage.
Plot: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine begins to work there during the day under the name Belle de Jour. But when one of her clients grows possessive, she must try to go back to her normal life.
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A wonderful parable of love, relationships and the place in both for fantasy and imagination. Certainly much more enjoyable to watch, not to mention better acted and directed, than recent delvings into that subject matter, like Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac (though that wasn’t the latter’s point). Intensely beautifully photographed, with wonderful performances, most especially by Catherine Deneuve. You can’t go wrong with 60’s and 70’s Bunuel, that’s for sure.
A blunt surprise insofar as the movies stark depictions of both a young woman’s eccentric erotic fantasies alongside a rather harsh alternative lifestyle. In the middle there is a very conventional and ordinary real life tale of a married couple where the husband has no idea what’s going on within his wife’s mind, and life, both past and present.
Reality and fantasy seem to blend in a young woman’s mind implicitly suggestive of prior experiences that influenced the lead character’s real and imaginary manifestations. Not for children.
Wishing, Wanting And Longing
Sèverine is perfect, she’s Catherine Deneuve. She consciously inhabits her subconscious and the comings and goings are tinted with pristine, erotic decadence. Her perfection includes outrage without rage, panic without fear. Having or not having is the question she never asks. Her husband Pierre, the exquisite Jean Sorel, is like one of her garments. There, stunning, understated, reliable, existing without existing. Marcel, in the other hand, the riveting Pierre Clementi, seems determined to provoke. Provoke what? Where is that need creeping from? I love to meander through “Belle de Jour” allowing Luis Bunuel to have his fun. He deserves it. His puzzle is just that, a puzzle and his genius, challenge us to find the non existent pieces. The pieces are ours coming from our own wishes, wantings and longings.
There can only be one
Director that is, that fits the demands of this movie and of course the man is Bunuel. A master of obsessions (or the portrayal of …), he does a great job and spins surrealistic ideas/framing/editing, with more normal things. That’s all mixed with the occasional dream here and there and you have a movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat and guessing.
This movie deserves the “classic” tag it has written on it’s sleeve. With a wonderful cast and a dark (human) story for the viewer to indulge, this is great cinema. And while some themes might offend some people (even if there are no explicit images here), the idea alone and the execution are first class!
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Luis Buñuel
Writer Joseph Kessel, Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière
Actors Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli
Country France, Italy
Awards 7 wins & 7 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory Eastmancolor (color)
Film Length 2,726 m (Germany), 2,797 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP), 35 mm