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That Obscure Object Of Desire

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Luis Buñuel's swansong masterpiece

Every bit as subversive and disruptive as his debut Un Chien Andalou (1929), this swansong masterpiece from Luis Buñuel is the summation of a 48-year obsession with eroticism, jealousy and violence.

Fernando Rey’s horny widower is the bourgeois schmuck stripped of his civility, his passion fanned and doused by a 19-year-old maid (played by Carole Bouquet and Ángela Molina).

Interviews with the female leads and Buñuel regulars Jean-Claude Carrière and  Edmond Richard are supplemented by a handsome booklet.

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