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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

1972 Rated PG 1hr 41m

In Luis Buñuel's deliciously satiric, Oscar-winning masterpiece, an upper-class sextet (Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Stéphane Audran, Bulle Ogier and Jean-Pierre Cassel) sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts repeatedly thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined. Perhaps his greatest film, Buñuel's absurdist view of the upper class is a timeless satire about consumerism and class privilege.

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Movie Details

TIME® Magazine List
  • All-TIME 100 Movies
1974 BAFTA®
1973 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
1973 Academy Award®
  • Best Foreign Language Film
  • Best Writing Original Screenplay nominee
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Bonus material
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; no region code; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; El naufrago de la calle de Providencia (The Castaway on the Street of Providence, 1970): a 24-minute documentary homage to Bunuel by his longtime friends Arturo Ripstein and Rafael Castanedo; original theatrical trailer. More special features on The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie: Bonus Disc.