Barbet Schroeder

Maîtresse

Maîtresse

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.

Film Info

Special 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

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Special 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

Maîtresse
Cast
Gérard Depardieu
Olivier
Bulle Ogier
Ariane
André Rouyer
Mario
Nathalie Keryan
Lucienne
Roland Bertin
Man in cage
Credits
Director
Barbet Schroeder
Producer
Pierre Andrieux
Screenplay
Barbet Schroeder
Screenplay
Paul Voujargol
Cinematography
Nestor Almendros
Sound
Jean-Pierre Ruh
Editing
Denise de Casabianca
Sets
Roberto Plate
Costumes
Karl Lagerfeld
Music
Carlos D'Alessio

From The Current

Maîtresse

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 capable of extraordinary personal low-budget auteur films…

By Elliott Stein