Seduction: Cruel Woman

Overview

A leitmotif of masochism and sado-masochism forms the pivot around which the sexual encounters in this banal erotic film turn, and turn, and turn. (This content was the controversial reason the two co-directors were refused a government subsidy for their work.) Wanda is a dominatrix who lures men and women of all types into her sado-masochistic world of sex, and as these encounters occur, there is no inciteful accompanying dialogue that might point to politics or philosophy or whatever as a subtext. Perhaps that ...
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Overview

A leitmotif of masochism and sado-masochism forms the pivot around which the sexual encounters in this banal erotic film turn, and turn, and turn. (This content was the controversial reason the two co-directors were refused a government subsidy for their work.) Wanda is a dominatrix who lures men and women of all types into her sado-masochistic world of sex, and as these encounters occur, there is no inciteful accompanying dialogue that might point to politics or philosophy or whatever as a subtext. Perhaps that is the message, and perhaps there is no message.
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Special Features

Newly remastered; Interview with co-director Monika Treut; Photo gallery; Trailer gallery; Chapters
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • UPC: 720229910774
  • Original Release: 1985
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: Deutsche
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,985

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mechthild Grossmann Wanda
Udo Kier Gregor
Sheila McLaughlin Justine
Carola Regnier Caren
Peter Weibel Herr Marsch
Georgette Dee Friederike
Pina Bausch
Barbara Ossenkopp
John Erdman
Daniela Ziegler
Technical Credits
Elfie Mikesch Director, Cinematographer, Co-producer, Screenwriter
Monika Treut Director, Co-producer, Screenwriter
Margit Czenki Asst. Director
Marran Gosov Score Composer
Renate Merck Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Visitor From America [11:51]
2. Wanda Opens Her New Gallery [4:06]
3. Gregor Shows His Toys to Justine [3:34]
4. A Journalist's Confession [10:50]
5. New Lover Complains [14:16]
6. Toilet Slave [3:16]
7. Slave Rebellion [7:37]
8. Wanda's Gallery Show [26:59]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Film
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Interview With Co-Director Monika Treut From "Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film"
      Photo Gallery
      Trailer Gallery
         Merci Pour le Chocolat
         The Twilight Girls
         Kira's Reason
         Etoiles
         Contact Us
      DVD Gallery
         Contact First Run Features
   First Run Features
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