Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:16:21 GMT | By Tom Phillips and Francis Whittaker
The Venice Film Festival’s history of controversy

Belle de jour, 1967



Belle de jour, 1967 (© SNAP / Rex Features)
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Catherine Deneuve stars as a housewife who decides to work as a sado-masochistic prostitute in Luis Bunuel's erotically-charged masterpiece. It may not feature any actual sex scenes, but it was still considered shocking at the time.

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