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Aro Recommended Duke of Burgundy, The

 

UK 2014, 104 minutes
Dir. Peter Strickland
Rating: [R18] Sex scenes
Genres: Cult, Drama / Gay Cinema, Lesbian, Sex

Topics: Fetish.

 

“Something uniquely sexy and strange, built on two tremendous central performances and a bone-deep understanding of cinema's magic and mechanism”~Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

Aroview: BORGEN star Sidse Babett Knudsen throws aside the responsibilities of leading the Danish nation to star in this slice of arty-kink from the director of BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO.

Fashioned in the aesthetic of continental soft porn of the 1970's, Knudsen plays one of two lepidopterists locked in a series of ritual games of dominance and subservience. Like his buttoned-up protagonoists, the talented director exerts appropriate discipline, though determinedly withholds cathartic release.

NZ International Film Festival 2015

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1
 

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