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Maîtresse (1975)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  28 April 1975 (France)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Olivier
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Ariane
André Rouyer ...
Mario
Nathalie Keryan ...
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 ...
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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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28 April 1975 (France)  »

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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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Watchable, but hardly shocking
5 April 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I watched a cut version of this film, but it was still not very startling. Olivier (Gerard Depardieu) is a burglar who breaks into the house of Ariane (Bulle Ogier), a dominatrix. She decides to let him go, and Olivier asks her to dinner. She accepts and they soon fall in love. But this love has many problems. Olivier is envious, and struggles to accept Ariane's job, fulfilling the fantasies of perverted wealthy men, especially a mysterious one named Gauthier, who Olivier later confronts. There are mild scenes of sadomasochism and unusual sexual behaviour, but nothing that shocks. Maybe it was diluted slightly by the cut version I watched. Gerard Depardieu and Bulle Ogier are both good as the lead characters. It is watchable, and a fairly enjoyable tale.


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