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Diary of a Chambermaid

Le journal d'une femme de chambre

Directed by Luis Buñuel
France, 1964
Drama, Crime
  • French
  • English


Jeanne Moreau is Celestine, a beautiful Parisian domestic who, upon arrival at her new job at an estate in provincial 1930s France, entrenches herself in sexual hypocrisy and scandal with her philandering employer.

Our take

Jean Renoir took his turn (in Hollywood!) adapting Octave Mirbeau’s great novel, but Buñuel made the definitive (and deliciously provocative) version—a truly wicked satire. Jeanne Moreau is unforgettable as the maid whose presence reveals the dark currents of politics and desire in the countryside.

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