Seduction: the cruel woman

Germany (West), 1985

Film
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This video is based on two classic s/m novels; “Venus in Furs”, and “The Story of O”. “Venus in Furs” portrays the insatiable desire of one man to submit to one very cruel woman - indeed his love-ridden slavishness is so demanding that it takes a considerable toll on her. This is one sub-plot of this video. Wanda is the cruel woman, and through the course of the video, all Wanda’s primary relationships change, and yet the show, the performance art of sado-masochism, goes on. English subtitles.

Credits

co-director

Monika Treut

Elfi Mikesch

Duration

01:40:00:00

Production places
Germany (West)
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300631

Language

English

Audience classification

R (18+)

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Sadism in moving pictures

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women

Erotica

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Masochism

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sadism

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sadism in moving pictures

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Seduction

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Germany

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Masochism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Sadism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women

Literature → French literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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