Fiction

The Duke of Burgundy

Peter Strickland
GBR 2014
104 min
V'14

Cynthia and Evelyn love each other. Day after day the couple act out a simple ritual that ends in Evelyn’s punishment, but Cynthia yearns for a more conventional relationship. Evelyn’s obsession quickly becomes an addiction that pushes their relationship to a breaking point.
“With his first two features, KATALIN VARGA and BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, British auteur Peter Strickland has made a name for himself by exploring exploitation genres – the revenge thriller and Italian giallo – with a meticulous and innovative eye. His attention turns to seventies European erotica in his latest, the rigorously stylish, achingly sexy THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, an intoxicating study of passion, thralldom and the finer aspects of using a loved-one as a human toilet. A more intimate and complete film than his previous outings, THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY lingers long in the mind and cements its director’s much-deserved place as one of the most exhilarating filmmakers currently at work.” (Ben Nicholson)

In the presence of Peter Strickland.

Credits
  • Sidse Babett Knudsen - Cynthia
  • Chiara D’Anna - Evelyn
  • Monica Swinn - Lorna
  • Peter Strickland
  • Martin Pavey
  • Nic Knowland
  • Matyas Fekete
  • Cat’s Eyes
  • Pater Sparrow
  • Andrea Flesch
Film4, Rook Films

Protagonist Pictures

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