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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


    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


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    Executive Producer :

    Les Films d'Ici

    French distribution :

    Les Films du Paradoxe

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    Filbox Produçoes

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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

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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

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