Based on an encounter with a real life dominatrix, Barbet Schroeder's controversial story of a Paris prostitute specialising in bondage and sado-masochism was refused a certificate on its original release. The film features graphic scenes of torture and fetishism.Released at the time in a handful of club cinemas, in 1981 the film was cut by almost five minutes and finally awarded an X certificate. Maitresse is presented here uncut.
Gerard Depardieu is the young innocent who falls for the mysteriouus maitresse, and Bulle Ogier as the leather clad dominatrix, the film is both a conventional love story and a dark study of fetishism.
Original Film Poster, Directors Biography, Barbet Schroeder Interview, CDROM Content Includes Original Examiner Reports Of The Sensor
Release Date: 28 July 2003
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Running Time: 108 minutes
Production Year: 1976
Main Language: French