AKA: S&M Judge; Domination; Tied Together; SM Richter
Directed by: Erik Lamens
Starring: Gene Bervoets (Koen), Veerle Dobbelaere (Magda), Axel Daeseleire (Marcel), Marie Vinck (Iris)
Country: Belgium, European Cinema
Language: Dutch (English Subtitles)
Genres: Based on a True Story, BDSM, Sexual-Violence against Women, Family
Plot – Spoilers:
A tough Belgian judge who is respected in court, struggles at home with his depressed wife Magda. Shortly after their 15th anniversary, Magda reveals her lifelong cravings for masochistic experiences and eventually convinces Koen into indulging her fantasies.
S&M Rechter based on the true story of a district judge in Belgium, Koen Aurousseau, is an often-moving portrait of freedom and private spaces. It goes a few levels deeper than just being BDSM porn, especially when it lends tenderness to the relationship. Also, while the couple are humiliated, they don’t lose their dignity especially while around friends and in court. And this adds a certain truth to their situation.