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Originally banned in England!


France | 1976 | Barbet Schroeder


Originally banned in England because of its BDSM scenes (and rated X in the U.S.), this early feature by the director of Barfly, Reversal of Fortune, and Single White Female stars a young Gérard Depardieu as a naïve French man from the provinces who accidentally becomes romantically involved with a Parisian dominatrix (Bulle Ogier). “Wickedly funny.” –Time Out Film Guide. No one under 18 admitted! Subtitles. DCP. 112 min.

General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.

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