The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie ★★★★½

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie is the kind of film that is completely irresistible whether you understand it or not. The dialogue and characters are fantastic, the whole movie is absolutely hilarious, it is a surrealist madhouse of situational humor. It presents these bourgeoisie characters who try again and again to meet up for a sophisticated meal, but are constantly interrupted from their plans due to one thing or another, yet they remain resilient and keep trying. The situations that arise come off as absurd surrealism, and it gives the sense that the way the audience of the film is seeing the world on the screen is the same way the satired characters perceive their own world, with complete absurdity and nativity in regards to subjects such as death, sex, violence, religion, war, all of which the interruptions are symbols with. Occasionally the scenes, which while still appearing absurd the audience still thinks is real due to absurdity in previous situations, turn out to be dreams from the characters themselves. Now this condition could be used to question the nature of reality in another film, in The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie it simply adds to the mesmerizing hilarity of the entire film.

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