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Mistress (1976)

Maîtresse (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 11 February 1976 (France)
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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Barbet Schroeder
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gérard Depardieu ... Olivier
Bulle Ogier ... Ariane
André Rouyer André Rouyer ... Mario
Nathalie Keryan Nathalie Keryan ... Lucienne
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Man in Cage
Tony Taffin Tony Taffin ... Emile
Holger Löwenadler ... Gautier
Anny Bartanovski Anny Bartanovski ... Secretary
Serge Berry Serge Berry ... Valet
Richard Caron Richard Caron ... First Client
Pierre Devos Pierre Devos ... Bistro Patron
Jeanne Herviale Jeanne Herviale ... Concierge
Michel Pilorgé Michel Pilorgé ... Male Guest
Cécile Pochet Cécile Pochet ... Female Guest
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 February 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mistress See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut) | (1981, cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #223. See more »

Quotes

Mario: It's a terrific job. Classy.
Olivier: Really? And it pays?
Mario: Yes. It's a gas.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Enjoyable feast of a film!
11 April 2000 | by fearhavenSee all my reviews

Before I saw this film I was warned that the film contains quite a few explicit sexual ideas and images but I have to say that I found the film to be a beautiful romantic .It isn't a conventional romance ,rather extreme if I dare to say,but nevertheless you can easily identify yourself with some of the scenes.Me personally would categorise this film as an Atmospheric Romantic.quite self-explanatory!


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