Diary of a Chambermaid

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The second screen version of Octave Mirbeau's novel (originally filmed in 1946 by Jean Renoir), Diary of a Chambermaid charts the ambitions of Celestine (Jeanne Moreau), a woman who comes to work in the 1930s for a Normandy estate occupied by Monsieur Rabour (Jean Ozenne), his daughter (Francoise Lugagne), and the daughter's husband, Monsieur Montiel (Michel Piccoli). Celestine quickly learns that M. Rabour is a more or less harmless boot fetishist, his daughter a frigid woman more concerned with the family furnishings than in returning the affections of her husband, who, in turn, can't keep his hands off the servants. The gamekeeper, Joseph (Georges Geret), is a fascist who keeps his masters informed of all the doings downstairs, and the next-door neighbor (Daniel Ivernel) is a veteran who can't stand Monteil and is sharing a bed with his housekeeper. Celestine picks her way through this minefield carefully, spurning the advances of all of the men until it's convenient for her. ~ Tom Wiener, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
8/27/13 
Studio
Import Vendor
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour, 38 minutes
Sound
  • 5 full-range channels. Includes 3 for the front speakers, 2 surround channels for rear speakers, & 1 low-frequency effects (LFE) channel to carry deep bass effects
  • PCM Mono
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Video Features
  • Widescreen transfer with digitally restored image and sound, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • Video interview with screenwriter and longtime Buñuel collaborator Jean-Claude Carrière
  • Transcript of a late-'70s interview with director Luis Buñuel
  • Original theatrical trailer, narrated by Jeanne Moreau
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
Number of Discs
1

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