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That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
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That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Original name: Cet obscur objet du désir
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a fiery 19-year-old flamenco dancer named Conchita. What follows is a tale of cruelty, depravity and lies -- the very building blocks of love.
Style: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, surreal, cynical, stylized, witty, clever, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: maid, manipulation, satire, humiliation, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity, dwarf, train travel, obsession, love, dark humor, romance, mistress, destructive relationship, train, desire, couples, self destructing, society, temptation, torment, passenger, postmodernism, cat and mouse, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
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The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
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