Rated: R for sexual content. Reviewed by: Frank Release date: September 10, 1995 Released by: Allied Artists
This film is about 30 years old but the upgrading of the print give sit a new appearance. The film's subject matter is dated and a little silly by today's standards, but Catherine Deneuve as a young actress is stunning to watch. Her dignified beauty is unsurpassed. The Paris scenes are also worth watching.
Deneuve in Belle de Jour, her working name when she decides to be a prostitute - but only during the day. She is driven to be a working girl despite being wealthy because she is uncomfortable with her young, handsome doctor husband. Her work is designed to help eliminate her standoffishness with her husband, Pierre, whom she loves. Sounds like the 60s, and it all ends in tragedy.
This is a trip back in time and a rare opportunity to see an older film on the large screen, not to mention a beautiful, young Deneuve.
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