The Duke of Burgundy (2014)

A dark and erotic melodrama from Peter Strickland, the multi-award-winning writer and director of Berberian Sound Studio (2012) and Katalin Varga (2009).
Existing in an exclusively female world, couple Cynthia and Evelyn play out well-rehearsed sadomasochistic scenes of dominance and humiliation. But the exacting perfection of these scenarios starts to strain one partner who yearns for something different. With references to psychosexual classics like Belle de Jour (1967), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), and Mano Destra (1986), Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy is a brilliantly lush creation – intensely sexy, full of haughty wit and a disarming tenderness.
2014 United Kingdom, Hungary
Directed by
Peter Strickland
Produced by
Andy Starke
Written by
Peter Strickland
Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D'Anna, Eugenia Caruso
Running time
104 minutes

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