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The Film Club: The Bunuel Influence

Synopsis

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George Melly introduces two surrealist comedies.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le charm discret de la bourgeoisie) starring
Fernando Rey
Delphine Seyrig
Stephane Audran
Six people keep trying to dine together but fate intervenes; a corpse is discovered, the army arrives on manoeuvres, the hosts would rather make love in the garden....
LUIS BUNUEL 's savagely witty attack on middle-class mores and manners was a huge success, especially with the society he so mercilessly lampoons.
Screenplay by LUIS BUNUEL and JEAN CLAUDE CARRIERE
Produced by SERGE SILBERMAN Directed by LUIS BUNUEL
(A French film with English subtitles) and at 11.40
Notre histoire
(Our Story) starring Alain Delon Nathalie Baye
A man is day-dreaming on a train with some empty beer bottles on the ledge beside him.
A young woman enters thecompartment and begins to tell him a story about a man on a train ...
BERTRAND BLIER 's absurd sex comedy won two 1985 French academy awards: Best Actor for Alain Delon and Best
Original Screenplay for Blier.
Produced by ALAIN SARDE and ALAIN DELON
Directed by BERTRAND BLIER
(A French film with English subtitles. First showing on British television) Television presentation by JUDY ALPE. GILLIAN GEERING NICK JONES. DAVID THOMPSON
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Contributors

Introduces: George Melly
Unknown: Fernando Rey
Unknown: Delphine Seyrig
Unknown: Luis Bunuel
Unknown: Luis Bunuel
Unknown: Jean Claude Carriere
Produced By: Serge Silberman
Directed By: Luis Bunuel
Unknown: Alain Delon
Unknown: Nathalie Baye
Unknown: Bertrand Blier
Unknown: Alain Delon
Produced By: Alain Sarde
Directed By: Bertrand Blier
Unknown: Gillian Geering
Unknown: Nick Jones.
Unknown: David Thompson
Ambassador: Fernandorey
Mme Thevenot: Delphine Seyrig
Mme Senechal: Stephane Audran
Florence: Bulle Ogier
M Senechal: Jean-Pierre Cassel
M Thévenot: Paul Frankeur
Bishop: Julien Bertheau
Colonel: Claude Pieplu
Peasant woman: Muni
Dying man: Douking
Police inspector: Francois Maistre
Home Secretary: Michel Piccoli
Robert Avranche: Alain Delon
Donatienne: Nathalie Baye
Emile: Michel Galabru
Madeleine: Genevieve Fontanel
T raveller: Jean.Pierre Darroussin
Duval: Gerard Darmon
Carmen: Sabine Haudepin
Chatelard: Jean-Francois Stevenin
Strange woman: Nathalie Nell
Sam: Philippe Laudenbach

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The Film Club: The Bunuel Influence

BBC Two England, 12 December 1987 22.00






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