Film, Drama
Schroeder's classic of underground love sits well alongside the masochistic undertones of Last Tango in Paris. Ogier is the professional maîtresse (or dominatrix) who conducts a straight romance with Depardieu at ground level, but has a dungeon below stairs where she entertains her compliant clients. The trick, of course, is that overground comes to mirror underground, but the whole thing is lent more than a little frisson from the knowledge that some of those clients were real. A wickedly funny fable on the more demanding side of love. CPea.

By: CPea

Release details

Duration: 112 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Barbet Schroeder
Screenwriter: Barbet Schroeder, Paul Voujargol
Cast: Roland Bertin
Bulle Ogier
Holger Löwenadler
Nathalie Kéryan
Tony Taffin
Gérard Depardieu
André Rouyer