|aProducers, Robert and Raymond Hakim ; director, Luis Bunuel ; writers, Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere ; photography, Sacha Vierny ; art direction, Robert Clavel.
|aCatherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Pierre Clementi.
|aA laserdisc version of the film presented in its original format. Severine, a well bred Parisian housewife, takes to spending her afternoons working in a brothel. Attracted to pain, but wishing to surrender her will, she fantasises about her husband's latent cruelty, imagining violent or humiliating bouts of anonymous sex. Bunuel, who never presumes to judge his masochistic heroine, was commissioned to adapt Belle du Jour from a once-shocking psychological novel by Joseph Kessel- the 1928 equivalent to 'The Story of O'