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The Duke of Burgundy (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 23 January 2015 (USA)
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A woman who studies butterflies and moths tests the limits of her relationship with her lesbian lover.

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Peter Strickland
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chiara D'Anna ... Evelyn
Kata Bartsch Kata Bartsch ... Dr. Lurida
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Cynthia
Monica Swinn ... Lorna
Zita Kraszkó Zita Kraszkó ... Dr. Schuller
Gretchen Meddaugh Gretchen Meddaugh ... Dr. in Audience
Eszter Tompa Eszter Tompa ... Dr. Viridana
Fatma Mohamed Fatma Mohamed ... The Carpenter
Eugenia Caruso ... Dr. Fraxini / The Scream (voice)
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A woman who studies butterflies and moths tests the limits of her relationship with her lesbian lover.

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burgonya Dükü See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,902, 25 January 2015

Gross USA:

$64,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$185,147
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first scene the lead actresses shot for the movie is the visit of The Carpenter. See more »

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Evelyn: I love you. You're mine now.
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The credits for the insect sounds include a full scientific description of the location and weather conditions under which each was taken. For instance, the Gryllotalpa vineae sounds were "recorded by W.J. Reynolds on 26th November 1991 at 11:45 hours a Nagra 4D tape recorder and Sennheiser MKH 405 microphone in dim light at 21 degrees centigrade". See more »

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Referenced in Fake or Fortune?: Lowry (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Evelyn's Birthday (Flute Version)
Written by Rachel Zeffira & Faris Badwan
Performed by Cat's Eyes
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A Boring Masterpiece
26 December 2017 | by Vinicius8See all my reviews

I can understand why this movie is so highly regarded by critics. But deep down, I'm just your average movie enthusiast that still loves stupid movies with badass guys shooting bad guys with big guns. Sure there are time I'm really into some cult movies, but they are cult for a reason and that's because most people don't enjoy them, because most people love stupid movies with badass guys shooting bad guys with big guns. It's unfair, but that's how it goes. When watching The Duke of Burgundy I never expected it to be a mainstream movie, but even so I can't help feeling let down. However, let me start by what's good in this movie: The first thing I noticed was the atmosphere. Dark but ironically so, colorful. The slow unravel of the relationship's intricacies and, yet again, slow build up to the inevitable emotional breakdown, were carefully crafted, that is obvious talent right there. Nevertheless, personally, it failed to deliver the emotional impact it promised, leaving no lasting impressions or afterthoughts on the subject the movie was centered on. There was a surreal dream sequence that, in my opinion, did not fit the movie, and even if you can have an interpretation out of it, it felt misplaced and pretentious. On some levels, this movie reminded me of Shame, but where shame got it right, this one felt bland and unclear. As far as enjoyment goes, this movie failed me. It was boring. Good but boring.


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