tempobet yeni adresi

EN NL
like this cinema review

23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy

PETER STRICKLAND

The Duke Of Burgundy

MovieCinema


[78/100]   
23/06/2015, Didier BECU

EN

For one (often critics) Peter Strickland is a genius, while others think he’s just overrated. Comparisons with Derek Jarman and Peter Greenaway are certainly not unfounded, because this Briton also likes to tell simple stories in the most complex way. After his debut Katalina Varga and the tribute to the giallo (Berberian Sound Studio), the director has chosen this time the soft erotic movies from the 70's as a theme (Emmanuelle or Bilitis, if you don’t immediately know a name). But fear nothing, as The Duke Of Burgundy is not a daring movie, it just has an erotic undertone, that’s all. Strickland fully exploit the kitsch that is so typical for these films, something you can already see from the begin credits that includes an Ennio Morricone-esque tune that’s been written by Cat's Eyes, the hobby band of Faris Badwan of The Horrors.

The leading role is played by Sidse Babett Knudsen who you know of course of Borgen. She plays the role of the mature woman Cynthia who has to obey the perverse demands of her girlfriend Evelyn (Chiara d'Anna). Evelyn daily demands of her beloved to be humiliated, but Cynthia can’t longer stand it.

The film was praised by the press as the art-house alternative of Fifty Shades of Grey, but that's kind of cheap to say. The Duke Of Burgundy is primarily a visual gem, and it's since The Silence Of The Lambs that butterflies have played such a prominent role in a movie. It is certainly not an easy film, but for sure an intriguing one.

Didier BECU
23/06/2015


NL

Voor de ene (lees vaak critici) is Peter Strickland een genie, terwijl hij voor de andere niet meer dan een overschatte windbuil is. Vergelijkingen met Derek Jarman en Peter Greenaway zijn zeker niet uit de lucht gegrepen, want ook deze Brit houdt ervan om eenvoudige verhalen op de meest complexe manier in beeld te brengen. Na zijn debuut Katalina Varga en de ode aan de giallo (Berberian Sound Studio) heeft de cineast deze keer zijn zinnen op de softerotische films uit de jaren 70 gezet (Emmanuelle of Bilitis, mocht je niet onmiddellijk een naam kennen). Moraalridders hoeven niets te vrezen, The Duke Of Burgundy is namelijk een zeer brave film (met een stout ondertoontje). Wat Strickland wel doet is de kitsch die deze films kenmerkten volledig exploiteren, en dat zie je al vanaf de begintitels (inclusief met een Ennio Morricone-achtig deuntje dat is geschreven door Cat’s Eyes, het hobbygroepje van Faris Badwan van The Horrors).

De hoofdrol is voor Sidse Babett Knudsen die je natuurlijk uit Borgen kent. Zij speelt de rol van de rijpere vrouw Cynthia die overgeleverd wordt aan de perverse wensen van haar vriendin Evelyn (Chiara d’Anna). Dagelijks eist Evelyn van haar geliefde om te worden vernederd, maar Cynthia kan dat niet langer aan.

De film werd aangeprezen door de pers als het arthouse-alternatief van Fifty Shades of Grey, maar dat is vrij goedkoop. The Duke Of Burgundy is vooral een visuele parel, en het is sinds The Silence Of The Lambs geleden dat vlinders zo’n prominente rol in een film hebben gespeeld. Een gemakkelijke film is het zeker niet, wel een aparte en intrigerende.

Didier BECU
23/06/2015


23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy 23/06/2015 : PETER STRICKLAND - The Duke Of Burgundy

Music reviews

16
01
SYRENOMILIA
A Rose Shattered
14
01
M73
Tainted
09
01
NEGANT
Schwarz!
08
01
MORE EPHEMEROL
Obituary Templates
07
01
CHRISTOPHE CLEBARD
SSS
06
01
KMFDM
Paradise

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

18
01
On this day, 40 ago, John Foxx released his first solo project album Metamatic!
17
01
Today, 35 years ago, Alien Sex Fiend recorded Liquid Head in Tokyo!
16
01
25 years Divine Rapture | Celebrating The Siouxsie and the Banshees 1995 and final album!
15
01
The Dreams Will Always Linger | Remembering Dolores O’Riordan - 2 Year Anniversary
15
01
This month 48 years ago KRAFTWERK released their second studio album KRAFTWERK 2
11
01
On this day 35 years ago, Nina Hagen performed in front of 1,5 million people on the first edition of world’s biggest festivals Rock in Rio (Brazil).

Concert reviews

31
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE, ZYNIK 14, WULF7, DELERITAS, CAUSENATION
EBM is still alive (part 1) - Club 52, Eernegem
25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
21
08
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live @ Moods Festival, Brugge - Belgium - 2.08.2019
07
08
DIARY OF DREAMS, STAR INDUSTRY, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD, A SLICE OF LIFE, LA SCALTRA
Summer event - za 3 augustus, Schoten
06
08
DE DELVERS, STAATSEINDE
Genste Feesten, Kinky Star , 28 juli 2019
14
07
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIDNIGHT OIL Live @ Rock Zottegem - Belgium - 05.07.2019

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

17
01
BROOK
I’ve soaked up a lot of musical genres over the years, and I like to think that maybe this is reflected throughout the Brook album.
15
01
ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO
I never thought I’d live to see the day when Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio was mentioned next to Current 93 and Death in June.
14
01
IC434
find it amazing to live in a highly developed society and at the same time having to realize what a mentally mess it really is.
13
01
SYRENOMELIA
The drunk rural constable at the local pub.
11
01
CHRIS HASKETT (ROLLINS BAND)
'Musicians are more like radios that occasionally pick up and reproduce things from the cosmos.'

PHOTOS

26
12
SUICIDE COMMANDO
Bimfest
26
12
REIN
Bimfest
26
12
THE DEVIL & THE UNIVERSE
bimfest
26
12
STURM CAFE
bimfest
26
12
RADERKRAFT
bimfest
26
12
ZWEITE JUGEND
Bimfest
26
12
ENZO KREFT
Bimfest

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

Articles

26
04
JOBRIATH
Talent To Burn - The Legend Of Jobriath
29
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: THE SPECIALS, SKA AND TWO TONE
27
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: KRAUTROCK AND THE GERMAN MUSICAL REVOLUTION

VIDEO CLIPS

18
01
SDH (SEMIOTICS DEPARTMENT OF HETERONYMS)
No Miracles (Official Video)
17
01
CAPITAL X
Majesty
17
01
GARBAGE
No Horses
16
01
SEVERED HEADS
All Saints Day
15
01
EURYTHMICS
Sweet Dreams
14
01
JANE'S ADDICTION
Been Caught Stealing
13
01
VOK
Waterfall