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Venus in Fur

New Roman Polanski film that has two actors and takes place entirely on a stage; it begins with Vanda who shows up very late to an audition for a play based on a book called Venus in Fur. Thomas, the director, tries to send her away, but she reads a few lines and is captivated by her. I really enjoyed the movie because (a) it is an interesting examination of the politics of sadomasochism through a gender lens; (b) the way the scenes from the play and the actors’ realities become blurred is quite fascinating and enhances the psychoanalytic and …

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