Discreet filmmaking?

NOTES. I have just seen The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, released in 1972. It is described as in the social grotesque genre. Watching it gave me good information about how socialists view capitalists.

The rich are caricatured as adulterating, cocaine sniffing hypocrites and the Catholic Church insincere in their faith.

Capitalists are caricatured by socialists and socialists clean as they come, but The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie smacks of the pretentions of the crowd it satirizes.

2 thoughts on “Discreet filmmaking?

    1. Yeah, aren’t socialists supposed to be the good guys? The movie pretty much sent up capitalist values, so it was obvious where the film stood to me. It was eye opening actually. It’s quite a sophisticated film, but I read between the lines and it wasn’t too hard to find where it was coming from. I found it a bit mean. Thanks for the comment.

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