Sunday, July 22, 2007

Belle Toujours.

Taking two of the strange characters from the film Belle de Jour, and make them relive, thirty eight years later, in the strangeness of a secret which was only in the possession of the masculine character and a knowledge that had become crucial to the female character. Thus, passed this time, they meet again. She tries to avoid him by all means. But he stalks her and eventually manages to gain her attention with the intention of revealing the secret that he alone can unfold. They set a meeting, a dinner, where she expects that all will be revealed. During dinner, she, now a widow, awaits the expected revelation: what he had told her husband while he was mute and paralytic because of a gunshot wound fired by a lover of hers. The situation is tense...

"The idea for Belle Toujours occurred to me unexpectedly and, as I had a wish to pay tribute to Luís Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière, I was pleased to have found a way to do so, perhaps the best way, and I set to work. What is it about? It takes two of the strange characters from the film Belle de Jour and brings them back to life thirty-eight years later in the odd situation where a secret is known only to the male character and the female character is anxious to uncover it…" - Manoel De Oliveira

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Movie Details
Movie Title: Belle Toujours.
Starring: Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier, Ricardo Trêpa, Leonor Baldaque, Júlia Buisel.
Director: Manoel De Oliveira.
Writers: Manoel De Oliveira.
Genre: Drama.
Release Date: April 11th, 2007 (France).

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