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Maîtresse (1975)

A common thief (Depardieu) breaks into the house of a professional dominatrix (Ogier), and begins to help her "train" her clients. Though this world is alien to his experience, he finds ... See full summary »

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Olivier
Bulle Ogier ...
Ariane
André Rouyer ...
Mario
Nathalie Keryan ...
Lucienne
Roland Bertin ...
Man in Cage
Tony Taffin ...
Emile
Holger Löwenadler ...
Gautier
Anny Bartanovski ...
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Serge Berry ...
Valet
Richard Caron ...
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Pierre Devos ...
Bistro Patron
Jeanne Herviale ...
Concierge
Michel Pilorgé ...
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Cécile Pochet ...
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A common thief (Depardieu) breaks into the house of a professional dominatrix (Ogier), and begins to help her "train" her clients. Though this world is alien to his experience, he finds himself falling in love with her. Eventually he discovers that she does this in order to support her son, and he attempts to help her out of this life, which she is not sure she really wants to leave. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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She will open your eyes.

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28 April 1975 (France)  »

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1.66 : 1
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It is claimed that Parisian masochists didn't merely volunteer for treatment in the Dungeon scenes, but actually paid for the privilege. See more »

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Revealing in several ways..
21 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Story of the power struggle of a professional Dominatrix and her Alph- male boyfriend. Olivier (Gérard Depardieu)is the brutish & confused sponger boyfriend trying to show who's boss to Ariane, the professional Dominatrix. Despite their new relationship his interfering starts to make things difficult for her 'buisiness', aspects of which are shown in graphic style like a slave getting his bits nailed to a piece of 2 by 4. Also interesting to note is that S&m today doesn't seem much different than it was in '76 (note the ballet shoes & other accoutrement's).

A great film, photography and story-wise(but which could have done without the horse slaughter scene). However if I could edit out other parts of this film also, it would be the hulking Neanderthal thug Depardieu depicts (admittly well). Then I would watch this film a million times just for seeing the beautiful Bulle Ogiers Ariane.


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