Maîtresse Maîtresse

Maîtresse

Barbet Schroeder

 
Maîtresse (Criterion DVD)

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  • France
  • 1973
  • 112 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #223

A young provincial in search of adventure stumbles into the subterranean world of sadomasochism when he is implicated in a burglary of a Paris apartment. The apartment’s mistress runs a two-floor operation, all respectability above and a dungeon of punishment-seeking clients below. After the young man becomes her upstairs lover, she finds that the two levels of her carefully controlled existence begin to interfere with each other. Barbet Schroeder’s Maîtresse examines the line between fantasy and reality, decadence and deprivation, and the distance one will go for love.

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Barbet Schroeder with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Exclusive video interview with Barbet Schroeder
  • New essay by film critic Elliott Stein
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Eva Wah

Film Essays

Maîtresse

By Elliott Stein February 02, 2004

A man of many worlds, Barbet Schroeder has crossed over from his position as producer and director of European art cinema in the 1970s to mainstream Hollywood production, while still remaining . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Maîtresse

By Elliott Stein February 02, 2004

A man of many worlds, Barbet Schroeder has crossed over from his position as producer and director of European art cinema in the 1970s to mainstream Hollywood production, while still remaining . . . Read more »