The Duke of Burgundy

2014

Action / Drama / Mystery / Romance

103
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 93%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 9778

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Chiara D'Anna as Evelyn
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Michael Ledo 4 / 10

The scream of the butterfly

Nothing like a lesbian artsy film filled with insect metaphors to bring out the curmudgeon in me. I might even include a plot spoiler or two although I am not sure the film had a plot.

Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna) are lovers and entomologists in a community of female entomologists which seems to represent some sort on insect community or perhaps it is the other way around. At home Cynthia is the queen bee while Evelyn is the submissive drone. Although we eventually find out Evelyn enjoys being the drone more than Cynthia enjoys being dominant...whose the naughty girl. It is a light S&M relationship that bored me to tears. It reminded me of an old Italian film , especially the sound track.

I didn't get anything out of it.

Guide: No swearing or nudity. Some F/F sex.

Reviewed by Vinicius8 6 / 10

A Boring Masterpiece

I can understand why this movie is so highly regarded by critics. But deep down, I'm just your average movie enthusiast that still loves stupid movies with badass guys shooting bad guys with big guns. Sure there are time I'm really into some cult movies, but they are cult for a reason and that's because most people don't enjoy them, because most people love stupid movies with badass guys shooting bad guys with big guns. It's unfair, but that's how it goes. When watching The Duke of Burgundy I never expected it to be a mainstream movie, but even so I can't help feeling let down. However, let me start by what's good in this movie: The first thing I noticed was the atmosphere. Dark but ironically so, colorful. The slow unravel of the relationship's intricacies and, yet again, slow build up to the inevitable emotional breakdown, were carefully crafted, that is obvious talent right there. Nevertheless, personally, it failed to deliver the emotional impact it promised, leaving no lasting impressions or afterthoughts on the subject the movie was centered on. There was a surreal dream sequence that, in my opinion, did not fit the movie, and even if you can have an interpretation out of it, it felt misplaced and pretentious. On some levels, this movie reminded me of Shame, but where shame got it right, this one felt bland and unclear. As far as enjoyment goes, this movie failed me. It was boring. Good but boring.

Reviewed by quridley 8 / 10

An ode to 1970s sexploitation films minus the sex and exploitation

Duke of Burgundy takes the concept of old sadomasochistic lesbian movies and digs deeper to the psychology of its characters. The director is trying to do what the legendary Jess Franco and Jean Rollin often did with their lesbo shockers, but he is not as successful. But its a wonderful experiment that works on many levels. The cinematography are acting are very sharp. The plot is thin and not much action takes place and it all could've been a much better short film, but its well written and directed anyway.

The most interesting part of the film is the suggestion that lesbianism is a kind of fetish and psychological crutch for emotionally damaged people. He likens its roots to the roots of S&M. This is a very controversial angle in our modern times, but I think its refreshing. Duke of Burgundy is not a sentimental, pandering or fetishistic examination of its subjects. Its a very cold and analytical one. And its interest and sympathy for its characters are more pure than the films that inspired it. I only wish it was as exciting and entertaining as Vampyros Lesbos or Rape of the Vampire. But maybe it wouldn't work as well if it was as exploitative.

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