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  • dir.  Barbet Schroeder
  • Year. 1976
  • country. France
  • run-time. 108 mins
  • rating. 18

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 19:30 - Film 20:00

Deptford Cinema is delighted to start our brand new S&M season with:


Featuring Gerard Depardieu as Olivier, a young naive man who falls for the mysterious maîtresse (mistress) Ariane (Bulle Ogier), the leather-clad dominatrix, the film is both a conventional love story and a dark study of fetishism. As the lovers’ relationship begins to mirror the power games of the bordello, they become unable to separate their ‘normal’ relationship from the perversions and masochism of the chamber below.

In French with English subtitles.

Although on its release Maîtresse was denounced by some critics as sordid and perverted, Schroeder has always regarded it as “an extremely healthy movie… joyous & life-affirming”