Private Vices and Public Virtues

22/02/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 22/02/2010
  |  103 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Private Vices and Public Virtues Film Poster

Synopsis

Hungarian director Miklos Jancso explores the politics of sexuality and rebellion in this sexually explicit historical drama based on the life of 19th-century European aristocrat Archduke Rudolf. Bored with his straight-laced wife, the youthful Archduke (Lajos Balazsovits) spends his time engaged in amorous dalliances at a sprawling country estate. When his wife departs following the arrival of his libertarian friends, they organise a celebration which turns into a wild orgy and culminates in death and tragedy.