The Duke of Burgundy

The Duke of Burgundy

The Duke of Burgundy

Sidse Babett Knudsen (TV’s Borgen) leads this erotic drama from the director of Berberian Sound Studio as a woman with a keen interest in moths, butterflies, and testing the sexual limits of her lover.

"Much like the rare caterpillar-butterfly of its title, Peter Strickland shifts The Duke of Burgundy from a classic melodrama into a perverse, lesbian, sadomasochistic experience, and all done with an artist’s eye for mood and detail. Both the gothic scenery and haunting score envelop the senses and manipulate the viewer into a feeling of frenzy. Elevated by powerful and sensual performances by the two female leads, Strickland’s strange film achieves a unique beauty and profundity that rests between David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. and Luis Buñuel’s Belle De Jour." (Hamptons International Film Festival)

2014Rating: R18, Sex scenes106 minsUK
DramaFestival & Independent
Director:
Peter Strickland ('Berberian Sound Studio', 'Katalin Varga', 'Björk: Biophilia Live')
Cast:
Sidse Babett KnudsenMonica SwinnChiara D'AnnaEugenia Caruso
70%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

An act of cinephilic homage that transcends pastiche to become its own uniquely sensuous cinematic object.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

It won’t be for everyone, but Burgundy is rich, dark and could well lead to intoxication.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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The film has a traditional appeal that's wholly separate from its surface.

4.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The Duke of Burgundy is hair-raisingly kinky stuff, although only after a while do we realise the film itself is engaged in role-play with its audience...

5.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a considerable work of art, and one that touches on a rarely discussed side of human sexuality completely free of judgement.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Visually ravishing, emotionally wise, and kinky as a coiled rope...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

If you’re willing to enter its world, it’s an immensely rewarding, amusing, wise, melancholy and involving experience.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An act of cinephilic homage that transcends pastiche to become its own uniquely sensuous cinematic object.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It won’t be for everyone, but Burgundy is rich, dark and could well lead to intoxication.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The film has a traditional appeal that's wholly separate from its surface.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The Duke of Burgundy is hair-raisingly kinky stuff, although only after a while do we realise the film itself is engaged in role-play with its audience...

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a considerable work of art, and one that touches on a rarely discussed side of human sexuality completely free of judgement.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Visually ravishing, emotionally wise, and kinky as a coiled rope...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

If you’re willing to enter its world, it’s an immensely rewarding, amusing, wise, melancholy and involving experience.

5.0
0