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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s novel gave the world the term sado-masochism, the director Roman Polanski is still wanted for questioning in the United States on a sex charge, and yet star Mathieu Amalric doesn’t even take his sneakers off in this tame adaptation of David Ives’ stage play.

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