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Belle Toujours

Belle Toujours

A Feature film by Manoel de Oliveira

Produced by Les Films d'Ici

Release in France : 11/04/2007

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Les Films d'Ici

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Filbox Produçoes

French distribution :

Les Films du Paradoxe

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Severine and Henri are reunited decades after their earlier encounter in Luis Buñuel's 1967 film, Belle de Jour. Severine is reluctant to see Henri again, yet he is adamant about seeing her again. She resents that by seeing her former blackmailer she has to confront her past of adultery and prostitution. Nevertheless she is curious to know whether Henri revealed her secret life to her paralysed doctor husband as he was dying.

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"Belle toujours occurred to me unexpectedly and, as I had the will to pay my tribute to Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière, I was happy to have found a way to do so, perhaps the best, and I started working. What is it about? 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 and she ends up in despair without being able to find out what in truth happened. He is satisfied in his sadism and in his particular revenge from the ways of that woman, who deep down desired him but whose haughty ways never allowed him to possess her. " Manoel De Oliveira



Belle Toujours


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Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Serge Lalou

Foreign Producer :

Miguel Cadilhe

Sound Recordist :

Henri Maïkoff

Production managers :

Jacques Arhex, Joaquim Carvalho, Angeline Massoni

Editor :

Valérie Loiseleux

Assistant editor :

Catherine Krassovsky

Production Designer :

Christian Marti

Sound Mixer :

Jean-Pierre Laforce

Screenwriter :

Manoel de Oliveira

Director of photography :

Sabine Lancelin

Sound Assistant :

Ricardo Leal

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie Queysanne

Sound Editor :

Mikaël Barre

Continuity supervisor :

Júlia Buisel

Costume designer :

Milena Canonero

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Feature film

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France, Portugal

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Minority French (France, Portugal)

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1 h 10 min

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Dolby SRD

Posters (2)


News (8)

Festival Selections (16)

Mar Del Plata International Film Festival - 2007

Mar Del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, 2007)


Official Selection - Out of Competition

Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2007

Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2007)


Main Program Section Feature Films

Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2006

Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2006)


Official International Selection

TIFF - 2006

TIFF (Canada, 2006)

Selection (2)

Official Selection


Venice International Film Festival  - 2006

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2006)


Out of Competition