->''"I can't remember my lines."''


''The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie'' (''Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie'') is a 1972 surrealist comedy film directed by Creator/LuisBunuel. The plot is sort-of built around a group of middle-class people attempting to simply go to dinner together, with all kinds of strangeness getting in their way. It won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Foreign Film.

As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Discreet_Charm_of_the_Bourgeoisie The Other Wiki]] and at [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068361/combined IMDB]].

!! "The Discreet Tropes of the Bourgeoisie":
* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: Some of the men may be involved in cocaine trafficking.
* TheAlcoholic: Florence
* BadassPreacher: A bishop goes to bless a dying man who he discovers was responsible for killing the bishop's parents. The bishop blesses him...and blows him away with a shotgun.
* BananaRepublic: The Republic of Miranda, represented by a female {{Western Terrorist|s}}.
* CluckingFunny: The roast chickens turn out to be props.
* DinnerAndAShow: At one point, the "dinner" is revealed to be a stage play, which produces the page quote.
* DreamWithinADream: There are several dream sequences, as the film is deliberately not logical.
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Right when the Senechals are going to make love, they hear their guests arriving downstairs. Alice says that the guests can wait five minutes, but her husband tells her that they can't make them wait because, "You scream too loud."
* MindScrew: Yes, for both the viewers ''and'' the characters.
* PoliceBrutality: "You can't just arrest people like this."
* {{Revenge}}: A soldier poisons the man who he had thought was his father after the ghost of his mother tells him that that man killed the man who actually was his father.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Similarities to Bunuel's own ''Film/TheExterminatingAngel'' are totally deliberate.
* SurrealHumor: Of course. This ''is'' Buñuel, after all.
* TakeThat: The film is an attack on the Bourgeoisie's hypocrisy, corruption and sense of entitlement.