The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie / Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) [Criterion Collection, Spine #102]
BDRip 1080p | MKV | AVC, 1804x1080, ~ 4.0 Mbps | 1hr 41mn | 3.17 GB | French (Français): AC3, 1 ch, 448 kbps
BDRip 720p | MKV | AVC, 1204x720, ~ 2.9 Mbps | 1hr 41mn | 2.25 GB | French (Français): AC3, 1 ch, 256 kbps
Genre: Comedy | Director: Luis Bunuel
In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to a dinner that is continually delayed, their attempts to eat thwarted by vaudevillian events both actual and imagined, including terrorist attacks, military maneuvers, and ghostly apparitions. Stringing together a discontinuous, digressive series of absurdist set pieces, Buñuel and his screenwriting partner Jean-Claude Carrière send a cast of European-film greats—including Fernando Rey, Stéphane Audran, Delphine Seyrig, and Jean-Pierre Cassel—through a maze of desire deferred, frustrated, and interrupted. The Oscar-winning pinnacle of Buñuel’s late-career ascent as a feted maestro of the international art house, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie is also one of his most gleefully radical assaults on the values of the ruling class.