That Obscure Object of Desire

Cet obscur objet du désir, feature film, humorous drama, France, Spain, 1977

DIRECTED BY: Luis Buñuel

That Obscure Object of Desire

Fernando Rey (Mathieu),
Carole Bouquet (Conchita),
Ángela Molina (Conchita),
Julien Bertheau (sudac),
André Weber (sobar)

Luis Buñuel,
Jean-Claude Carrière (based on novel by Pierre Louÿs)

Edmond Richard

Hélène Plemiannikov

This is Luis Buńuel’s last film and it tells the story of Mathieu and Conchita’s relationship. He is a rich middle-aged French man and she is his former nineteen-year-old maid who. He is attracted to her and she plays a game of cat and mouse with him. It is an interesting side-light that two actresses play Conchita. The story of their affair is told by Mathieu during a ride on a train after he pours a bucket of water on a young girl’s head at the train station.

color, 103'