THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE

THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE

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Starring:
Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina

Director:
Luis Buñuel

Certificate:
15

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Adapted from Pierre Louÿs’ 1898 novel ‘Le Femme et le Pantin’, THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE marked Buñuel’s final film. Recounted in flashback to a group of railway travellers, the story wryly details the romantic perils of Mathieu (Buñuel favourite Fernando Rey), a wealthy middle-aged French sophisticate who falls desperately in love with his 19-yearold former chambermaid Conchita, played by Carole Bouquet (Too Beautiful For You) and Ángela Molina (Broken Embraces).

Thus begins a surreal game of sexual cat-and-mouse, with Mathieu obsessively attempting to win the girl’s affections as she manipulates his carnal desires, each vying to gain absolute control of the other. Brimming with the subversive wit which characterises Buñuel’s finest work, THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE takes satiric aim at a decadent, decaying society riddled with political unrest and moral bankruptcy.