Belle Toujours (2007)

Belle Toujours
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 10mins.
Genres Drama, Sequel, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bulle Ogier Actor Severine 1 1000001
Leonor Baldaque Actor Younger Prostitute 1 1000002
Julia Buisel Actor Older Prostitute 1 1000003
Ricardo Trepa Actor Barman 1 1000004
Michel Piccoli Actor Henri Husson 1 1000005
Manoel De Oliveira Director n/a 2 2000001
Miguel Cadilhe Producer n/a 3 3000001
Serge Lalou Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Manoel De Oliveira Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Frederique Jacomet Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Jacques Arhex Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Joaquim Carvalho Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Jose Vaz da Silva Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Olivier Bouffard Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Julia Buisel Script Supervisor Script Continuity 191 5000006
Sabine Lancelin Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Valerie Loiseleux Editor n/a 172 7000001
Christian Marti Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Christian Magis Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Milena Canonero Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Emmanuelle Fevre Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000002
Henri Maikoff Sound Sound Director 120816 14000001
Mikael Barre Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Jean-Pierre LaForce Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000003
Synopsis
Henri Husson is older and wiser, but still every bit the sadist libertine who lusted after and callously taunted Séverine, a frigid bourgeois wife of a Parisian surgeon who lived out her sexual fantasies through a day job at an exclusive brothel under the moniker "Belle de jour." Severine was found out by family "friend" Henri Husson, but when she refused to have sex with him during his unexpected visit to the brothel, he acrimoniously threatened to reveal Séverine's secret to her husband, Pierre. Tragedy struck when Pierre was shot by one of Séverine's jealous clients. Left mute and paralytic, Pierre took a visit from Husson, but what Husson told Pierre in their moment together is a secret through which Séverine was left to suffer. Thirty-eight years later, Husson spots Severine sitting a few rows away from him at a concert in Paris. Anxious to engage her, Husson rushes after Séverine at the concert's end, but she has no interest in revisiting her past and manages to elude her former adversary. Yet Husson is persistent and with a little investigative toil, he traces Séverine back to her hotel. They come close to meeting again, but she avoids him by all means. That is, until Husson's stalking begins to wear on her. Eventually, he manages to gain her attention with the intention of revealing the secret that he alone can unfold. After years of lingering torment, Séverine is finally offered an opportunity to uncover the truth about what her husband learned--or didn't learn--about her during that fateful visit with Husson so many years earlier. Now a widow, she agrees to meet with Husson over dinner, where she expects that all will be revealed. What she doesn't know is that Husson has his own agenda and that their dinner together will be much more than she bargained for.
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