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: MA15+, Strong sexual themes and sex scenes106 minsUK
DramaFestival & Independent
Director:
Peter Strickland ('Berberian Sound Studio', 'Katalin Varga', 'Björk: Biophilia Live')
Cast:
Sidse Babett KnudsenMonica SwinnChiara D'AnnaEugenia Caruso

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

4.0
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
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
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

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
Variety

Variety

press

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

Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

4.0
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
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
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

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