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The Duke of Burgundy 2014 18

104 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Strickland

Peter Strickland’s follow-up to Berberian Sound Studio is a daringly erotic sensory feast. Cynthia and Evelyn inhabit an exclusively female world; their love for each other expressed through ritual sado-masochist role-play. Cynthia, the cool ice queen, seemingly dominates the obliging, submissive Evelyn, but their relationship begins to unravel when Cynthia starts to suffer from performance fatigue.

Channelling the early 70s eroticism of Jess Franco and José Ramón Larraz, Strickland creates a decadent, finely calibrated universe that is as sensually and cinematically distinctive as it is funny and true.

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Directed by

Peter Strickland

Featuring

Sidse Knudsen

Chiara D'Anna

Eugenia Caruso

Genres

Drama

Collection

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Certificate

18 Contains sexual fetish theme

Released

2014

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Rook Films (CD) Ltd

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