Directed by Barbet Schroeder

USA, 1975, 1h 52min, DCP, In French with English Subtitles


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Tender humor — meet the sexy, sordid, and outright shocking.  Gloves, masks, whips, and a dominatrix (Bulle Ogier) clad in black leather — a split level apartment houses a dungeon of perverse pleasures in this controversial classic. A provincial thief (Gérard Depardieu), who likes to “see behind people’s walls” finds himself thrust into a Parisian world of BDSM when a botched burglary leads him to a prostitute who specializes in love, pain, and joie de vivre. MAITRESSE is a traditional love story — boy meets girl — and she happens to be a dominatrix. From director Barbet Schroeder (BARFLY, MORE) comes a tale of kink, with a certain Néstor Almendros-lensed, je ne sais quoi. (Jazmyne Moreno)


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