History Film / BelleDeJour

20th Jan '16 8:54:48 AM aye_amber
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3rd Dec '14 4:43:11 AM gallium
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* ATasteOfTheLash: Severine fantasizes about being tied up and flogged on the back by two low class sorts in livery.


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* ATasteOfTheLash: Severine fantasizes about being tied up and flogged on the back by two low class sorts in livery.
30th Sep '14 7:50:43 PM Trippetta
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* ATasteOfTheLash: Severine fantasizes about being tied up and flogged on the back by two low class sorts in livery.
10th Aug '14 9:52:39 AM Patachou
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''Belle de Jour'' is one of the most famous films directed by [[Creator/LuisBunuel Luis Buñuel]]. Released in 1967, it starred then-débutante Catherine Deneuve.

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''Belle de Jour'' is one of the most famous films directed by [[Creator/LuisBunuel Luis Buñuel]]. It was based on Joseph Kessel's eponymous erotic novel. Released in 1967, it starred then-débutante Catherine Deneuve.


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* EroticFilm: Based on the erotic novel by Joseph Kessel.
25th Jul '14 12:44:55 AM jamespolk
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Séverine (Deneuve) looks outwardly like the perfect {{Housewife}}. Beautiful, demure, well-mannered and impeccably groomed, she is the very image of bourgeois propriety. In fact she is a masochist who likes to fantasize about being humiliated and treated like a sex object. On the recommendation of a friend, she acts out on these fantasies by becoming a part-time prostitute in an upscale brothel. Since she only turns tricks during her husband's business hours, she is given the moniker Belle de Jour, "daytime beauty".

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Séverine (Deneuve) looks outwardly like the perfect {{Housewife}}. Beautiful, demure, well-mannered and impeccably groomed, she is the very image of bourgeois propriety. In fact she is a masochist who likes to fantasize about being humiliated and treated like a sex object. On the recommendation of a friend, she acts out on these fantasies by becoming a part-time prostitute in an upscale brothel. Since she only turns tricks during her husband's business hours, she is given the moniker Belle de Jour, "daytime beauty".
"beauty of the day".
25th Jul '14 12:44:20 AM jamespolk
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25th Jul '14 12:21:46 AM jamespolk
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* HighClassCallGirl: Séverine becomes a prostitute in a discriminating, boutique brothel.


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* NaughtyByNight: Inverted. Séverine is naughty by ''day'' (hence the title), because that's when her husband is at work.
25th Jul '14 12:13:41 AM jamespolk
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'''''Belle de Jour''''' is one of the most famous films directed by [[Creator/LuisBunuel Luis Buñuel]]. Released in 1967, it starred then-débutante Catherine Deneuve.

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'''''Belle ''Belle de Jour''''' Jour'' is one of the most famous films directed by [[Creator/LuisBunuel Luis Buñuel]]. Released in 1967, it starred then-débutante Catherine Deneuve.


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* IndulgentFantasySegue: At least two scenes, the two scenes where Pierre is humiliating Séverine, are revealed to be her fantasies.
25th Jul '14 12:09:53 AM jamespolk
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* AllWomenArePrudes: Subverted.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Séverine is turned on by sex with her clients but has no interests in her affectionate husband.
* AllWomenArePrudes: Subverted.AllWomenAreLustful: Séverine at least clearly wants some rough sex.



* BastardBoyfriend: Marcel.



* CovertPervert: Séverine.

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* CovertPervert: Séverine.Séverine, the well-dressed, respectable housewife, who longs to be abused and humiliated, and goes to work as a prostitute.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Pierre reflecting upon a wheelchair. [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, he's paraplegic.]]
* GainaxEnding: Not even Luis Bunuel [[ShrugOfGod himself was entirely sure what it meant.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Pierre reflecting upon a wheelchair. [[spoiler:At At the end of the movie, he's paraplegic.]]
paraplegic.
* GainaxEnding: Not even Luis Bunuel [[ShrugOfGod himself was entirely sure what it meant.]]]] The sound of the carriage bells, which in other scenes are associated with her sexual fantasies, implies that she is imagining the last scene.
* ILoveTheDead / IncestSubtext: The freakiest scene in the movie involves Séverine randomly meeting a stranger--not in her brothel, but when she's out and about--who invites her back to the mansion. The stranger has her dress up in a see-through robe, and then has her ''lie in a coffin''. The stranger then calls her his ''daughter'', before masturbating next to the coffin that contains a surprised Séverine.
* ImagineSpot: Some scenes are clearly Séverine's erotic fantasies, like the two scenes where her husband ties her up and sexually humiliates her, and the scene where she and Henri crawl under a table together while Pierre and Henri's wife idly chat. How much of the rest of the film is reality, and how much is Séverine's fantasies, is unclear.



* MurderTheHypotenuse: Marcel attempts this on Séverine's husband. [[spoiler:Doesn't work, and he gets killed in the process.]]

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* MurderTheHypotenuse: Marcel attempts this on Séverine's husband. [[spoiler:Doesn't Doesn't work, and he gets killed in the process.]]



* SexlessMarriage
* {{Yandere}}: Marcel.

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* SexlessMarriage
SexlessMarriage: Pierre is handsome, and clearly in love with Séverine, and wants to be intimate with her. She isn't interested.
* {{Yandere}}: Marcel.
SingleIssuePsychology: One brief scene implies that Séverine was sexually abused as a child, but this is never followed up.
* StalkerWithACrush: Marcel becomes this after paying for sex with Séverine.
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: Catherine Deneuve, bringing the sexy.
10th Dec '13 5:19:50 PM JIKTV
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'''''Belle de Jour''''' is one of the most famous films directed by Luis Bunuel. Released in 1967, it starred then-débutante Catherine Deneuve.

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'''''Belle de Jour''''' is one of the most famous films directed by [[Creator/LuisBunuel Luis Bunuel.Buñuel]]. Released in 1967, it starred then-débutante Catherine Deneuve.
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