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Year: 1975
Production Country: France
Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
Featuring: Gérard Depardieu / Bulle Ogier / Andre Rouyer
Running time: 112min
Certificate: 18

A thief breaks into the house of a dominatrix and becomes involved in the world of S&M in Barbet Schroeder's film, initially banned in the UK. Read more


Concluding that ‘such material in the public cinema might stimulate experimentation’, the Board at first refused to certificate Schroeder’s tale of a petty thief seduced by a dominatrix. In 1981, the film was passed with nearly five minutes of cuts intended to remove its more alarming extremities, but it was not certificated in its entirety until submitted on video in 2003, at which point all previous cuts were finally waived.

The screening on Fri 16 Nov will be introduced by Alexandra Dymock


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