Belle de Jour: erotic, dark, fasionable and funny. A masterpiece by Luis Buñuel and his biggest commercial success.
Here you see Pierre Clémenti showing his gangster teeth to a very young and beautiful Catherine Deneuve. She is ‘Belle de Jour’, a bored aristocratic housewife who seeks erotic adventures in secretly prostituting herself. He is Marcel, one of her clients. Handsome and exciting he fulfils her dreams, but when he become too demanding and possessive she has to leave the brothel.
The film is based on a novel that was written in 1928 by French writer Joseph Kessel. Louis Buñuels adaptation became one of his most successful films. It won the Golden Lion and the Pasinetti Award for Best Film at Venice Film Festival in 1967.
And for all fashion lovers out there: most of Catherine’s incredible costumes were designed by Yves St. Laurent.