Rent That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

3.7 of 5 from 105 ratings
1h 39min
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Synopsis:
Recounted in flashback to a group of railway travellers, the story wryly details the romantic perils of Mathieu, a wealthy, middle-aged French sophisticate who falls desperately in love with his 19-year-old former chambermaid Conchita. 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.
Actors:
, , , , André Weber, , , , Valerie Blanco, , , Antonio Duque, , Lita Lluch-Peiro, Annie Monange, , , , , Isabelle Rattier
Directors:
Producers:
Serge Silberman
Writers:
Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière
Aka:
Cet obscur objet du désir
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Countries:
France, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/09/2012
Run Time:
99 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
French, Spanish
Bonus:
  • 'A Body of Work to Mend' - Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/09/2012
Run Time:
103 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, French, German
Subtitles:
English, French, German
Bonus:
  • Arbitrary Desire (Interview with Jean-Claude Carriere)
  • Interview with Carlos Saura
  • Double Dames (Interview with Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina)
  • A Portrait of Luis Bunuel (Interview with Pierre Lary and Edmond Richard)

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Reviews (1) of That Obscure Object of Desire

Life and Death of an Old Frenchman and a Youngt Trollop - That Obscure Object of Desire review by Cato

Spoiler Alert

A clever film on an old subject wherein a rich man getting on in life falls for a young woman at a train station who in turn leads him a merry dance as he tries to pull her. And that's it really, except that this happens in the 70s and bombs are being set alight in Paris by nasty people (so watch out Mathieu). It's a film with a difference, in that the old man relates all of his story to a train carriage full of very interested people (including some young girls, whom I'm sure wouldn't have been allowed to listen to all the details by their mother). Well, maybe in France perhaps. I must admit that I'd not noticed that there were two actresses playing the part of the naughty girl who tempts the old Parisian. Why, I don't know, but it was a creative masterpiece, as they say.

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