The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

The only thing discreet for this film was its plot. I felt like it wasn’t clear what this movie was trying to do until it was over and I looked up a description of the movie. For a person that did no research on this beforehand I just kept laughing, not because it’s a comedy, but because it was so darn weird and surreal. I did find some parts pretty entertaining but it felt like it was quite long for how little the payoff was in the end. Plus a dream within a dream shtick? Oh boy, been there, done that. It wasn’t a total waste of time compared to other foreign language films, but I probably won’t watch this one again. Unless of course I end up watching it in a dream, within a dream. Then we will have problems.


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