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That Obscure Object of Desire [Blu-ray]

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  • Blu-ray
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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Luis Buuel's last film is a celebration of the vigor of sexual obsession and the sovereignty of the subconscious. From the instant Mathieu (Fernando Rey) lays eyes on Conchita (played by both Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina), he cannot help but pursue this beautiful and unknowable young woman. She remains just outside his grasp, teasing him with the promise of fulfilled desire while always, finally, denying him the pleasure he wants. As Mathieu becomes more distraught, he resorts to extreme emotional blackmail by threatening to have her deported from France. Meanwhile, the Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus, an anarchic guerrilla group, is blowing up everything in sight. Nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Foreign Language Film, THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE is darkly humorous. Themes of sexual obsession and failed machismo in an atmosphere of civil upheaval recall Buuel's earlier films like THE CRIMINAL LIFE OF ARCHIBALDO DE LA CRUZ and THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE. Employing his characteristic surrealistic tricks, Buuel taunts the audience by using two actresses who look alike to play the female lead. The result is a tongue-in-cheek comedy of manners that embodies the familiar themes and extreme characters that Buuel obsessively portrayed in films throughout his career.
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  • Credits
    Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, ngela Molina, Angela Molina, Julien Bertheau, Milena Vukotic, Milena Vucotich
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Triumphantly funny and wise....An effortlessness matched by no other director..."
    New York Times

    Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1977"
    New York Times

    "...Provocative. Compellingly plotted, briskly paced, and elegantly shot..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his swansong masterpiece from Luis Bunuel is the summation of a 48-year obsession with eroticism, jealousy and violence."
    Total Film

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