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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Original name: Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, twists and turns, humorous, talky, semi serious, disturbing, meditative, tense, witty ...
Plot: farce, high society, satire, friendship, smuggling, heroin, police brutality, dream, guest, dark humor, nothing goes right, social decay, lifestyle, adultery, cocaine, bishop, social problems, restaurant, dating, bourgeoisie, dinner, character study, relationships, visceral, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, spain

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The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
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Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 103 min.
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Duration: 98 min.
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