Original Title: Belle de jour
Length: 101 minutes
Suitable only for adults
United Kingdom: September 08 2017
United States: April 10 1968
Ranking: 10,620 out of 13,588 movies (up 782)
A young Paris housewife, Séverine, grows bored with her stable husband. When she learns of the presence of a high-class brothel in her neighborhood, she quietly goes to work there--but only during the day, until five o'clock in the afternoon.
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Trivia Belle de Jour
'Belle de jour' is a day lily in French, a flower that blooms only by day, as Severine is available only during the afternoons. "Belle de jour" is also a sort of pun, as it reminds us of "belle de nuit", an euphemism for prostitute.
In the rape scene, her dress was fitted with Velcro to give off a tearing sound as it was ripped away.
According to Luis Buñuel scholar Julie Jones, Buñuel once said that he himself didn't know what the end exactly means.