The Duke of Burgundy

Synopsis: A woman who studies butterflies and moths tests the limits of her relationship with her lesbian lover.
Director(s): Peter Strickland
Production: IFC Films
  6 wins & 27 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min


One day you'll be back

When you're done dreaming

At last

Now this road has passed

And you're done wandering...


Will you come back?

Oh, how people change

But you... were never like

The others


Now that's the same

But, oh how people change

You were never like

The others, babe

Now that's the same

One day you'll be back

You keep dreaming

But you will come home

You're late.

Did I say you could sit?

You can start by cleaning the study.

And don't take all day this time.

While you're there,

you can take the bin out.

Hello, Lorna.

Where are you going?

I thought I'd finished for the day.

You finish when I say.

- But there is nothing left to do.

- Oh, there's plenty left to do.

You can start by rubbing my feet.

May I go to the toilet?


But I...

I think it's better

that you stay by my feet

and continue doing

what I asked you to do.

Come in.

I finished sweeping the porch.

- Can I go now?

- Did you wash my things?

- What things?

- You keep forgetting.

I left a whole pile for you.

OK, but can you show me

how to use the machine?

You won't be using the machine.

- It's all done.

- You rinsed the soap off?

Let's see if you've done

your job properly.

What's this doing here?

This was on the pile.

This was on the pile

for you to wash.

Sorry, I...

- I didn't see it.

- How could you not see it?

I... I can wash it now,

it's not a problem.

No, you can't wash it now

and it is a problem,

because I have other plans

for you now.

It's just a few minutes,

that's all it takes.

I've waited enough already.

You haven't washed anything properly

and you forgot this.

- Sorry.

- You will be.

- What are you going to do?

- A little punishment.

- But I... I can do it now.

- It's too late.

Lie down.

Open your mouth.

Thank you, so much.

Not too cold?

The colder the better.

By highlighting

the geographical proximity

of Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

and Gryllotalpa vineae,

these recordings should demonstrate

how fundamental sound is

as a classifying factor.

Species identification will partly

rely upon the duration of one syllable

usually in milliseconds.

The carrier wave expressed

in kilohertz

is another factor in identification.

Since these species are so visually

indistinguishable from each other,

the sound they produce

should differentiate the two.

Dr Schuller, if we could hear

the Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa please.

And now if we hear

Gryllotalpa vineae, please?

Did I say you could stop?



'This is all I ever dreamed about,

'to be owned by you.

'To be used by you.

'I can't tell you how happy I am.

'I never thought I could find

someone like you.

'I never thought it would be possible.

'I won't let you down, Cynthia.


'I won't let you down.

'As long as I'm yours,

'I remain alive.

'I love you, Cynthia.

'I love you.'

You're late.

Did I say you could sit?

You can start by cleaning the study.

And don't take all day this time.

So you've finished already?

Good for you. I have something else

for you to do now.

Come here.

What are you doing?

I told you to clean my boots.

Do that again and you'll be punished.

You don't listen, do you?

You just don't listen!

Now you'll see what happens

when you don't listen.

When you're being bad and lazy.

...what distinguishes

Thaumetopoea pityocampa

from other Tussock moths

is the communal nature of their larvae.

The sun gives them enough energy

for their nocturnal foraging.

You like it?

- That's really nice.

- Yes?


Tell me something.

There's so many things to tell you.

Far too many things.

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