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That Obscure Object of Desire

That Obscure Object of Desire

A Feature film by Luis Buñuel

Produced by Les Films Galaxie, Greenwich Film Productions

Release in France : 17/08/1977


    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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    Actors (22)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films Galaxie, Greenwich Film Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Carlotta Films

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    French distributors :

    Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique (CCFC), AMLF

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    International releases (3)

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    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producer :

    Serge Silberman

    Adaptation :

    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

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    Feature film

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    Psychological drama

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    Coproducer countries :

    Spain, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Spain, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 43 min

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    Posters (6)



    Festival Selections (6)

    Academy Awards - 1978

    Academy Awards (United States, 1978)

    Selection (2)

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

    Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

    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