That Obscure Object of Desire

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After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu (Fernando Rey), regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a fiery 19-year-old flamenco dancer named Conchita (played alternately by Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina). What follows is a tale of cruelty, depravity and lies -- the very building blocks of love.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Saturday October 8 1977
Duration: 103 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Luis Buñuel
Screenwriter: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière
Cast: Fernando Rey
Carole Bouquet
Angela Molina
Julien Bertheau
André Weber
Milena Vukotic
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