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That Obscure Object of Desire

That Obscure Object of Desire

A Feature film by Luis Buñuel

Produced by Films galaxie, Greenwich Film Productions

Release in France : 17/08/1977

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Actors (22)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Films galaxie, Greenwich Film Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Tamasa Distribution

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French distributors :

Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique (CCFC), AMLF

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Just after boarding a train, much to the surprise of his fellow passengers, a man pours a bucket of water over a young girl on the platform. Over the next few hours he explains (and we see in flashback) how he became obsessed by her (so much so that he failed to notice that she was played by two different actresses, representing different sides of her personality), and how she tantalised him, but would never allow him to satisfy his desire for her...

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Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Serge Silberman

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Luis Buñuel

Author of original work :

Pierre Louÿs

Foreign Producer :

Alfredo Matas

Director of Photography :

Edmond Richard

Production Manager :

Ully Pickardt

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Durrenberger

Costume designer :

Sylvie de Segonzac

Assistant directors :

Juan Luis Buñuel, Pierre Lary

Dialogue Writers :

Jean-Claude Carrière, Luis Buñuel

Screenwriter :

Jean-Claude Carrière

Voice :

Michel Piccoli

Sound recordists :

Guy Villette, Olivier Villette

Editor :

Hélène Plemiannikov

Production Designer :

Pierre Guffroy

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Psychological drama

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Coproducer countries :

Spain, France

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Majority French (Spain, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 43 min

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Posters (6)


Festival Selections (5)

Academy Awards - 1978

Academy Awards (United States, 1978)

Selection (2)

Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Nomination for Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay : Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1978

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1978)

Selection (2)

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière

Best Director : Luis Buñuel