In an unnamed European town, in an unspecified year, live Cynthia and Evelyn. Every day Evelyn cycles to Cynthia’s mansion to work as a lowly maid – and every day the cruel, vindictive Cynthia inflicts countless sadistic humiliations upon her. But as the days go by and the pair begin to reveal themselves, it soon becomes clear that the humiliation may not all be of Cynthia’s design…
Startling, stylish and heady with atmosphere, 'The Duke of Burgundy' is a dazzling exploration of romance, relationships and desire from Peter Strickland, the multi-award winning writer and director of 'Berberian Sound Studio'. Laden with wit and brimming with filmic references, this remarkable film will doubtless leave you reeling.
BBFC 18 - Sexual fetish theme
★★★★ "British arthouse star Peter Strickland brings extravagant artifice and intoxicating atmosphere" - Peter Bradshaw's Film of the Week, The Guardian
★★★★★ "Strickland has made something uniquely sexy and strange, built on two tremendous central performances and a bone-deep understanding of cinema’s magic and mechanisms" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph