Cet obscur objet du désir (1977)

Director: Luis Bunuel
Studio: Greenwich Film Productions, Les Films Galaxie, In-Cine Compania Industrial Cinematografica

Starring: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Angela Molina, Julien Bertheau, Andre Weber, Milena Vukotic, Maria Asquerino, Ellen Bahl, Valerie Blanco, Auguste Carriere, Jacques Debary, Antonio Duque, Andre Lacombe, Lita Lluch-Peiro, Annie Monange

—After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a fiery 19-year-old flamenco dancer named Conchita. What follows is a tale of cruelty, depravity and lies — the very building blocks of love
—Just after boarding a train, much to the surprise of his fellow passengers, a man pours a bucket of water over a young girl on the platform. Over the next few hours he explains (and we see in flashback) how he became obsessed by her (so much so that he failed to notice that she was played by two different actresses, representing different sides of her personality), and how she tantalised him, but would never allow him to satisfy his desire for her…

Alternative Title:
That Obscure Object of Desire