Seduction: The Cruel Woman

Friday, June 2, 18:00 Cinematheque 2

Tickets are available at 03-6060800 ext. 9
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Dir: Monika Treut, Elfi Miekesch
Production: Monika Treut, Elfi Miekesch
Cast: Udo Kier, Mechtild Grossmann, Sheila McLaughlin
Germany, 1985, 84 mts., German with English subtitles

Q&A with the director after the screening.

A landmark of queer indie cinema, Seduction: The Cruel Woman explores themes such as S&M, shoe fetish, and a fetishized lesbian relationship. The film caused an outrage when it premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, and is controversial to this very day.
Wanda is a dominatrix running a gallery in Hamburg. Visitors pay for the privilege of seeing her humiliate her staff. She is a businesswoman who breaks sexual stereotypes and societal taboos with a strong sense of self-restraint and a mysterious smile. But as the lines between her private and personal lives become blurred, trouble soon ensues.