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* ParentalSexualitySquick: Magda's daughter gets this hard, disowning her parents for having a sex life. No, not for having a kinky sex life-but for having a sex life ''at all''. [[spoiler: It's indicated that she eventually snaps out of it.]]



* ParentalSexualitySquick: Magda's daughter gets this hard, disowning her parents for having a sex life. No, not for having a kinky sex life-but for having a sex life ''at all''. [[spoiler: It's indicated that she eventually snaps out of it.]]


* SexIsEvil: Magda's daughter seems to take this view, disowning her parents for having a sex life. No, not for having a kinky sex life-but for having a sex life ''at all''. [[spoiler: It's indicated that she eventually snaps out of it.]]

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* SexIsEvil: ParentalSexualitySquick: Magda's daughter seems to take gets this view, hard, disowning her parents for having a sex life. No, not for having a kinky sex life-but for having a sex life ''at all''. [[spoiler: It's indicated that she eventually snaps out of it.]]


It turns out that Magda has never dared to tell her husband about her sexuality. Thus their sex life has never worked for for her (and not for him either, as implied by an early scene where she pushes him away while looking sad). She's a masochist, with an erotic need for pain.

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It turns out that Magda has never dared to tell her husband about her sexuality. Thus their sex life has never worked for for her (and not for him either, as implied by an early scene where she pushes him away while looking sad). She's a masochist, with an erotic need for pain.


* AbuseMistake: The ADA mistake the couple's BDSM sex-life for abuse. It's never made clear if he believed his own accusations, or if he merely used her bruises as an excuse to attack the judge.

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* AbuseMistake: The ADA mistake public prosecutor mistakes the couple's BDSM sex-life practice for abuse. It's never made clear if he believed his own accusations, or if he merely used her bruises as an excuse to attack the judge.



* IdealizedSex: Debated-While Magda's masochism makes her enjoy pain, she's not at all into roleplaying or submission or humiliation or anything like that. Of course, the authorities fail to understand this distinction, [[StrawHypocrite maybe on purpose]].
* InternalizedCategorism: Magda initially hate herself for being a masochist, thus ruining her own life as well as making her husband miserable. This turns around early in the movie, but the character had already wasted decades of her life when the story began.

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* IdealizedSex: Debated-While Debated-while Magda's masochism makes her enjoy pain, she's not at all into roleplaying or submission or humiliation or anything like that. Of course, the authorities fail to understand this distinction, [[StrawHypocrite maybe on purpose]].
* InternalizedCategorism: Magda initially hate hates herself for being a masochist, thus ruining her own life as well as making her husband miserable. This turns around early in the movie, but the character had already wasted decades of her life when the story began.


* HollywoodMasochism: Debated-While Magda's masochism makes her enjoy pain, she's not at all into roleplaying or submission or humiliation or anything like that. Of course, the authorities fail to understand this distinction, [[StrawHypocrite maybe on purpose]].

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* HollywoodMasochism: IdealizedSex: Debated-While Magda's masochism makes her enjoy pain, she's not at all into roleplaying or submission or humiliation or anything like that. Of course, the authorities fail to understand this distinction, [[StrawHypocrite maybe on purpose]].


Known as ''[[http://smrechter.com/ SM Rechter]]'' in Dutch, this movie is about a tragic real life court case.

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A Belgian erotic drama film from 2009. Known as ''[[http://smrechter.com/ SM Rechter]]'' in Dutch, this movie is about was based on a tragic real life court case.


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* EroticFilm: Well, duh!


It turns out that Magda has never dared to tell her husband about her sexuality. Thus their sex life has never worked for for her. (And not for him either, as implied by an early scene where she pushes him away while looking sad.) She's a masochist, with an erotic need for pain.

As they start experimenting with BDSM, the couple's relationship and Magda's mental health improve immensely. However, at this time, BDSM was illegal in Belgium; the law didn't distinguish between consensual play and spousal abuse. And Magda's husband happens to be a judge. Eventually his political enemies find out and use the information to destroy him.

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It turns out that Magda has never dared to tell her husband about her sexuality. Thus their sex life has never worked for for her. (And her (and not for him either, as implied by an early scene where she pushes him away while looking sad.) sad). She's a masochist, with an erotic need for pain.

As they start experimenting with BDSM, the couple's relationship and Magda's mental health improve immensely. However, at this time, BDSM was illegal in Belgium; Belgium: the law didn't distinguish between consensual play and spousal abuse. And Magda's husband happens to be a judge. Eventually his political enemies find out and use the information to destroy him.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Discussed toward the end, as Magda points out both that the DSM used to consider homosexuality a disease and that she was actually abused in a previous marriage and the authorities, who are now trying to nail her current husband on wrongful charges, didn't care at all then.
* HeteronormativeCrusader: The villain it is implied that he's of the StrawHypocrite kind, using the BDSM only as an excuse to attack the judge.
* HollywoodMasochism: Debated - While Magda's masochism makes her enjoy pain, she's not at all into roleplaying or submission or humiliation or anything like that. Of course, the authorities fail to understand this distinction, [[StrawHypocrite maybe on purpose]].

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Discussed {{Discussed}} toward the end, as Magda points out both that the DSM used to consider homosexuality a disease and that she was actually abused in a previous marriage and marriage-and the authorities, who are now trying to nail her current husband on wrongful charges, didn't care at all then.
* HeteronormativeCrusader: The villain it villain-it is implied that he's of the StrawHypocrite kind, using the BDSM only as an excuse to attack the judge.
* HollywoodMasochism: Debated - While Debated-While Magda's masochism makes her enjoy pain, she's not at all into roleplaying or submission or humiliation or anything like that. Of course, the authorities fail to understand this distinction, [[StrawHypocrite maybe on purpose]].



* SexIsEvil: Magda's daughter seems to take this view, disowning her parents for having a sex life. No, not for having a kinky sex life but for having a sex life ''at all''. [[spoiler: It's indicated that she eventually snaps out of it.]]

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* SexIsEvil: Magda's daughter seems to take this view, disowning her parents for having a sex life. No, not for having a kinky sex life but life-but for having a sex life ''at all''. [[spoiler: It's indicated that she eventually snaps out of it.]]

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Known as ''[[http://smrechter.com/ SM Rechter]]'' in Dutch, this movie is about a tragic real life court case.

The main characters are a married couple. They have been married for 15 years, and are quite unhappy. The story starts with the wife, Magda, having a nervous breakdown and then deciding that they should get a divorce.

It turns out that Magda has never dared to tell her husband about her sexuality. Thus their sex life has never worked for for her. (And not for him either, as implied by an early scene where she pushes him away while looking sad.) She's a masochist, with an erotic need for pain.

As they start experimenting with BDSM, the couple's relationship and Magda's mental health improve immensely. However, at this time, BDSM was illegal in Belgium; the law didn't distinguish between consensual play and spousal abuse. And Magda's husband happens to be a judge. Eventually his political enemies find out and use the information to destroy him.
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* AbuseMistake: The ADA mistake the couple's BDSM sex-life for abuse. It's never made clear if he believed his own accusations, or if he merely used her bruises as an excuse to attack the judge.
* BondageIsBad: Magda's initial self-image.
* BrainsAndBondage: Magda blooms as an artist as she explores her sexuality.
* CasualKink: While Magda, her husband and most of the people they meet never reach this level, some of them do have a very relaxed attitude to the couple's sexuality.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Discussed toward the end, as Magda points out both that the DSM used to consider homosexuality a disease and that she was actually abused in a previous marriage and the authorities, who are now trying to nail her current husband on wrongful charges, didn't care at all then.
* HeteronormativeCrusader: The villain it is implied that he's of the StrawHypocrite kind, using the BDSM only as an excuse to attack the judge.
* HollywoodMasochism: Debated - While Magda's masochism makes her enjoy pain, she's not at all into roleplaying or submission or humiliation or anything like that. Of course, the authorities fail to understand this distinction, [[StrawHypocrite maybe on purpose]].
* InternalizedCategorism: Magda initially hate herself for being a masochist, thus ruining her own life as well as making her husband miserable. This turns around early in the movie, but the character had already wasted decades of her life when the story began.
* SafeSaneAndConsensual: Discussed, as Magda is trying to explain the difference between spousal abuse and what her husband has been doing with her.
* SexIsEvil: Magda's daughter seems to take this view, disowning her parents for having a sex life. No, not for having a kinky sex life but for having a sex life ''at all''. [[spoiler: It's indicated that she eventually snaps out of it.]]
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: That Magda initially had this mindset seems to be the source of most of their problems.
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