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Plot, Details & Awards

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

PG In Theaters 05/12/2000 , 100min.
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Plot & Details

In typical Luis Buñuel fashion, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie surrealistically skewers the conventions of society. Buñuel applies his surrealist touch to a mundane event: a dinner party that may never come to pass. A group of well-to-do friends attempt to gather for a social evening, but are thwarted at every turn. The initial problem seems to be a simple scheduling mistake, but the obstacles become more and more bizarre. At one point, the guests are interrupted at the table by an army on maneuvers. Later they learn that they are merely characters in a stage play and so cannot have dinner together. These misadventures are combined with symbolic dreams of the various characters, some of which also involve interrupted dinners. Wicked social satire and one of Buñuel's funniest films. Winner of the Academy Award for "Best Foreign Film" in 1972.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1972 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Foreign Language Film Luis Buñuel Won
1972 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Luis Buñuel Nominated
1972 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Jean-Claude Carrière Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1973 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Screenplay Jean-Claude Carrière Won
1973 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Screenplay Luis Buñuel Won
1973 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Luis Buñuel Nominated
1973 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Stéphane Audran Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1972 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Foreign Film - Foreign Language Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1973 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Screenplay Jean-Claude Carrière Won
1973 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Screenplay Luis Buñuel Won
1973 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Luis Buñuel Nominated
1973 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Stéphane Audran Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1972 National Board of Review Best Foreign Film Nominated

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1972 National Society of Film Critics Best Picture Won
1972 National Society of Film Critics Best Director Luis Buñuel Won

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