That Obscure Object of Desire [Cet Obscur Objet du Desir]

N.p. N.p., Circa 1977. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Luis Bunuel discussing a scene with Fernando Rey and Angela Molina on the set of the 1977 film.

Based on the 1898 novel "Le femme et le patin" ("The Woman and the Puppet") by Pierre Louys.

The tempestuous relationship between a wealthy, middle aged Frenchman and a poor, young Spanish dancer. The woman is played by both Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina interchangeably, demonstrating the character's mercurial nature, a decision Bunuel came to in desperation after original actress Maria Schneider proved a poor fit, but that ultimately helped define the film as one of his late masterpieces.

Nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film and Best Screenplay.

Shot on location in Switzerland, Andalucia and Madrid, Spain, and Hauts-de-Seine and Paris, France.

9.25 x 6.5 inches. Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 143. Rosenbaum 1000. Schrader, Canon Fodder 33.


[Book #150472]

Price: $425.00