That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
That Obscure Object of Desire, a 1977 French-Spanish film directed by Luis Buñuel, is a classic example of the surrealist style of filmmaking. The film follows the story of Mathieu, a wealthy middle-aged man, and his obsession with a young woman named Conchita. Throughout the film, Mathieu is constantly trying to win Conchita’s affections, but she continually rejects him.
The film is filled with sexual moments, both explicit and implicit. The most obvious example is the scene in which Mathieu and Conchita are in bed together. The camera lingers on their bodies as they kiss and caress each other, and the scene is filled with a palpable sexual tension.
Another scene that is filled with sexual undertones is when Mathieu and Conchita are dancing in a nightclub. As they move together, their bodies become intertwined and the music builds to a crescendo. The scene is filled with a sense of longing and desire, and it is clear that Mathieu is desperate to win Conchita’s affections.
The sexual moments in That Obscure Object of Desire are not just limited to the explicit scenes. Throughout the film, there is a constant sense of sexual tension between Mathieu and Conchita. Even when they are not in the same room, their eyes meet and the longing is palpable.
That Obscure Object of Desire is a classic example of the surrealist style of filmmaking. The sexual moments in the film are both explicit and implicit, and they help to create a sense of longing and desire between the two characters. It is a film that will stay with you long after you have seen it.
Bouquet and Molina Conchitas each appear topless several times. There is a very brief full-frontal scene of Molina, although seen through a tinted glass.
Some nudity. Bare breasts and buttocks and in one scene pubic hair is shown.
If you have already seen Buñuel's past film Belle de jour, you already might be used to the note of the sexual content, but this film is more explicit in comparison.
Mathieu prepares to have sex with Conchita. She takes off the top of her robe, revealing her bare breasts.
Mathieu attempts to rape Conchita when she changes her mind, and forcibly caresses different parts of her body while she resists. He then discovers she is wearing a strange cover on her bottom.
Conchita (now played by another actress) is shown fully nude in several scenes.