The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language film 1973

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1972-09-15
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 712 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: Español
  • Production Company: Greenwich Film Production
  • Production Country: France, Italy, Spain
  • Director: Luis Buñuel
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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.

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  • Fernando Rey

    as Don Rafael
  • Delphine Seyrig

    as Mme Thevenot
  • Paul Frankeur

    as M. Thevenot
  • Bulle Ogier

    as Florence
  • Stéphane Audran

    as Alice Sénéchal
  • Jean-Pierre Cassel

    as M. Sénéchal
  • Julien Bertheau

    as Monseigneur Dufour
  • Claude Piéplu

    as Le Colonel
  • Michel Piccoli

    as Le Ministre
  • François Maistre

    as Delecluze
  • Pierre Maguelon

    as Le sergent de police
  • Maxence Mailfort

    as Traum-Sergeant
  • Milena Vukotić

    as Ines
  • Maria Gabriella Maione

    as Terroristin
  • Muni

    as Bäuerin
  • Georges Douking

    as Gärtner
  • Christian Baltauss

    as Lt. Hubert de Rochcahin
  • Bernard Musson

    as Serveur
  • Jacques Rispal

    as Un gendarme
  • Robert le Béal

    as Couturier
  • Robert Benoît

    as (uncredited)
  • Anne-Marie Deschodt

    as (uncredited)
  • Ellen Bahl

    as (uncredited)
  • Jean-Michel Dhermay

    as (uncredited)
  • Jean Degrave

    as (uncredited)
  • Sébastien Floche

    as (uncredited)
  • Claude Jaeger

    as (uncredited)
  • Pierre Lary

    as (uncredited)
  • Alix Mahieux

    as (uncredited)
  • Robert Party

    as (uncredited)
  • Amparo Soler Leal

    as (uncredited)
  • Madeleine Bouchez

    as Une cliente du salon de thé (uncredited)
  • Roger Caccia

    as Le pianiste du salon de thé (uncredited)
  • Olivier Bauchet

  • François Guilloteau

  • Jean-Claude Jarry

  • Jean Revel

  • Diane Vernon

Writing Luis Buñuel Screenplay
Directing Luis Buñuel Director
Sound Luis Buñuel Sound Effects
Writing Jean-Claude Carrière Screenplay
Camera Edmond Richard Director of Photography
Art Pierre Guffroy Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline Guyot Costume Design
Sound Guy Villette Sound Engineer
Editing Hélène Plemiannikov Editor
Production Jean Lara Unit Manager
Production Serge Silberman Producer
Production Ulrich Picard Production Manager
Editing Gina Pignier Assistant Editor
Directing Arnie Gelbart Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Odette Berroyer Makeup Artist
Sound Jacques Carrère Sound Mixer
Directing Pierre Lary Assistant Director
Art Albert Rajau Assistant Art Director
Art Albert Rajau Assistant Production Design
Production Pierre Lefait Location Manager
Crew Suzanne Durrenberger Script
Art François Suné Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Fernande Hugi Makeup Artist
Camera Bernard Noisette Camera Operator