Seduction: The Cruel Woman
A game of secret and acted out obsessions, based on the novel "Venus im Pelz" ("Veus in Furs") by Sacher-Masoch: Wanda is the domina, Gregor and Caren are her slaves, at first behind closed doors, later also in public, at sadomasochistic stage shows for the upper class society that Wanda, the business woman, puts on stage in her gallery in the Hamburg harbor. The trio′s balance begins to falter when Justine joins the trio. The journalist Mährsch who at first only wants to write a story about Wanda discovers his own masochistic disposition. Finally, Wanda also wants to indulge in the satisfaction of her own masochistic desires. – A co-production of Monika Treut who wrote her PhD thesis about the image of women in the writings of de Sade and Sacher-Masoch and Elfi Mikesch, Werner Schroeter′s and Rosa von Praunheim′s cinematographer.