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Belle de Jour (1967) is a French drama film directed by Luis Buñuel and based on Joseph Kessel's 1928 novel of the same name. The film stars Catherine Deneuve as Séverine Serizy (Belle de Jour), Jean Sorel as Dr. Pierre Serizy and Michel Piccoli as Henri Husson. It revolves around Séverine, who begins to work as a prostitute during the midweek afternoons, while her wealthy husband is at work.

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What is the significance of cats in "Belle de Jour"?

Severine asks her husband not to let the cats out while she's being whipped in the film's opening scene. Then, midway through the film, a butler bangs on the door of a room in a mansion and asks the ...
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