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 ...
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A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.
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
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This is the time when they kill horses.
Huh? How do you know that?
I worked in a slaughterhouse once.
What was that like?
Awful. After a few days I started to get used to it, so I quit.
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The film was rejected for a UK cinema certificate by the BBFC in 1976 and only passed in 1981 after 4 minutes 47 secs of cuts with heavy edits made to a woman being bound and whipped, shots of abrasions after a man is whipped and subsequently probed with a needle between his buttocks, and a scene where a male client has his genitals nailed to a plank of wood and his nipples pierced. The cuts were fully waived for a UK 18 DVD certificate in 2003. See more »
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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