Venus in Furs
The Netherlands / 1994 / 70 min
The story of Severin and Wanda, young lovers who entangle in a passionate and strangely violent love affair, in which masochism plays the lead role. Severin contracts himself as servant, house-keeper and lover, while Wanda learns to enjoy her role as torturer. Perversely, she humiliates him to the limit by taking another lover, breaking the unwritten rules. A multi-layered beautifully shot film in which the boundaries between fantasy and reality are constantly transgressed. Inspired by the novel of the same name by Leopold von Sacher Masoch, who lend his name to masochism.