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The Duke of Burgundy
7.3
/10
2,865 Ratings

THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

Directed by Peter Strickland
United Kingdom, 2014
Drama, LGBTQ+, Romance, Erotica

Synopsis

Day in and day out, lovers Cynthia and Evelyn enact an elaborate sadomasochistic fantasy as mistress and maid. But as their ritual of domination and submission begins to turn stale, Cynthia yearns for something more conventional, while Evelyn tries to push their taboos even further.

Synopsis

Day in and day out, lovers Cynthia and Evelyn enact an elaborate sadomasochistic fantasy as mistress and maid. But as their ritual of domination and submission begins to turn stale, Cynthia yearns for something more conventional, while Evelyn tries to push their taboos even further.

Our take

British one-of-a-kind director Peter Strickland explores a S&M see-sawing power dynamic between two women with piercing psychological insight in this extraordinarily sumptuous feast of image and sound. An increasingly abstract, intoxicating erotic drama lush with pictorial beauty.