Today I will share this famous movie “Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie”.
To be honest, it was a bit tormented when I watched it, but it also has some wonderful feelings. Next, I will give you a brief understanding of this movie.
“Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie” is a comedy directed by Luis Buñuel (Master of Surrealism).
“Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie” starring Fernando Rey, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier, Stéphane Audran, Delphine Seyrig, etc.
“Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie” was released in France on September 15, 1972.
The film revolves around six bourgeois people who are constantly trying to get together for dinner, but there are always unexpected obstacles that make them unable to eat.
Through their respective stories, a series of crime stories from different angles are shown.
This film is a critique of capitalism, but its style is different from this kind of film.
“Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie” because the director is obsessed with surrealism, so the film has a huge jump span, and even some horror plots are interspersed in the middle.
It’s not so much a complicated story as it is a bunch of small stories.
The three men and three women have been on their way to dinner, but all kinds of strange things have happened, and they have all kinds of nightmares because of their unsatisfied desires.
Everyone seems to feel something in the nightmare, but some of the thoughts conveyed in this film are relatively obscure, and friends who like it can feel it in the film.
The short story is interspersed with listening to ghosts killing the father, the bishop’s revenge, the banquet stage, the sheriff’s wandering spirit, the soldier’s dream, and the killing of meat.
The morals of these short stories are very confusing, and somewhat inconsistent with the main line of the film, but after thinking about it carefully, you can feel the collapse of some social frameworks.
However, the most representative section is that after everyone was arrested and put in prison, the high-level pressure made the sheriff to release them.
And every time the reason for the release was said, there was always noise that happened to interfere, but even if the lower layer did not know the specific reason, it still executed the command of the upper layer.
The interest chain of the bourgeoisie is so clear.
There are many in-depth movies, but the content of this movie is really too esoteric. The overly surreal content makes many of the details look weird.
After reading it, I still don’t understand why when criticizing these characters, one of the men also set the scene of shooting a soldier who insulted his motherland.
Obviously, in “Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie”, he has been criticizing that he belongs to a dictatorship.
And he also had an affair with his friend’s wife, but there was a patriotic complex interspersed with it. After reading it, he was deeply puzzled.
If you want to understand the ugliness of the bourgeoisie, or are confused about this surrealist movie, I suggest you take a look at this “Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie”.
I believe you will have new insights into social classes and certain social phenomena after reading it.