Luis Buñuel's surrealist satire takes on targets as diverse as South American politics, the upper class and religion. Well-to-do couple the Thévenots (Paul Frankeur and Delphine Seyrig), accompany M. Thévenot's colleague Rafael Acosta (Fernando Rey) and Mme. Thévenot's sister Florence (Bulle Ogier), to the house of Henri and Alice Sénéchal (Jean-Pierre Cassel and Stéphane Audran), who are hosting a dinner party. On arrival, however, Alice explains that she expected them the following evening and has no dinner prepared. Inviting Alice to join them for dinner at a local inn, the party quickly leave when they discover that the manager died a few hours earlier and his former employees are holding a vigil over his corpse, awaiting the coroner. So begins a series of increasingly bizarre episodes and surreal dream sequences as the diners, over the course of the following days, find themselves repeatedly frustrated in their attempts at eating out.
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), French ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.66:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie is a 1972 surrealist film directed by Luis Buñuel (Belle De Jour, Viridiana). The film received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and a nomination for Best Original Screenplay. A group of six upper middle class friends repeatedly try to have dinner together, their plans interrupted by events both real and increasingly surreal. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards, ...The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie ( Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie ) (Blu-Ray)