That Obscure Object of Desire

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That Obscure Object of Desire ★★★½ Cet Obscur Objet du Desir 1977 (R)

Bunuel's last film, a comic nightmare of sexual frustration. A rich Spaniard obtains a beautiful girlfriend who, while changing physical identities, refuses to sleep with him. Based on a novel by Pierre Louys, which has been used as the premise for several other films, including “The Devil is a Woman,” “La Femme et le Pantin,” and “The Female.” Available with subtitles or dubbed. 100m/C VHS, DVD . SP Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Angela Molina, Julien Bertheau; D: Luis Bunuel; W: Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere; C: Edmond Richard. L.A. Film Critics ‘77: Foreign Film; Natl. Bd. of Review ‘77: Director (Bunuel); Natl. Soc. Film Critics ‘77: Director (Bunuel).