After lighting up a cigarette, he explains that having nobility is a big responsibility and that she should lead by example, and in fact treat people better. He explains the different types of nobility, and basically says she's a disgrace to all upper class people. As she begins to twitch and grab hold of her dress in anticipation of what's coming next, he informs her that she will be given 25 strokes of the cane for her behavior and an additional 5 strokes for her misrepresentation of nobility. She protests, which earns her another 5 strokes, and then tells him the Emperor wouldn't approve of such punishment. Well, if you wanted to light a fire under this guys ass, that would do it. In a professional, yet stern way, he basically tells her who does she think she is. Apparently the Emperor is a devout Catholic and lives by the spare the rod spoil the child theory. Well, shit, there goes that defense, and now the extra strokes is put up to 15 for a total of 40. She finally gets the picture and shuts up before she earns herself another five and asks if she can prepare herself for the punishment. He allows that, which means she can go behind a partition and raise the rear of her dress exposing her bare bottom. The dress is fixed in such a way that it stays up and she returns to be positioned over a small punishment table. After leaning over, he tells her to go fetch the cane first, then put herself over the table.
After returning with the cane, our headmaster secures her hands and legs with belts that are attached to the table. He wants her to count the strokes, which she never seems to be able to do. She's too busy yelling and screaming. He fires off the first stroke and she returns with a "thank you", but no number. After about three strokes, she's balling her eyes out and yelling like she's hailing a cab 3 blocks away. A few more strokes and he reminds her she's supposed to be counting, but again, she's kind of busy screaming so that's probably not too much of an option at this point. The strokes are pretty hard, you can see the deep color in the bruises and welts that develop on her behind. He also spends a minute or two waiting between strokes, which of course is the worst thing for her. She just wants to get this over with, not to mention the pain has time to set in. He finally reaches 25 and her butt is a complete mess, as is she for that matter. He actually had to tell her to get herself together a few times during the punishment. But, alas, he does have some sympathy and decides to waive the last 15 making sure that she understands that this is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of a true noble. A nobleman knows when to show mercy. While she's in this position though, he takes out a camera as he must record the punishment for the school board. Wouldn't you know it that Miss Von Scholl's father is a member of the school board. Yup, so he gets to see his poor daughter's blistered behind as well. When does the shame ever end for this girl? Not yet. She has to kneel on a grate of some sorts, which as to be rather uncomfortable to say the least. She rocks back and forth for a while and finally he headmaster says she can go. Or can she. After getting herself together and just as she's about to exit, he stops her. He makes her put on a hat of some sorts, that resembles rabbit ears. He tells her that if she takes if off, she will return for a more severe punishment. I actually got a chuckle out of it, she just looked so silly with it on. She exit's the office and the vides comes to a close.
This is actually a tough title to offer an opinion on. I liked the exchange between the two characters. The facial expressions, tone of voice, and verbiage was great. You could just see him knocking her down a peg or two, yet remaining very dignified. But, if you're looking for a video that jumps right into a punishment scenario, followed by others, this really isn't it. This video is a not just about the spanking, but tries to immerse you into the story. There is a lead up, which takes time. You have to read the sub titles and get a feel for what is taking place. I think the video is well made, but just may not be for everyone. Lupus is pretty generous with photos, so my suggestion is to check out their site and make your own judgment call. The video is around 30 minutes long and video/sound quality is good.
We are treated to an opening sequence (and can understand the dialogue thanks to English subtitles which are a shade literal, but nevertheless convey the meaning) in which the Headmaster addresses Emilie, sarcastically emphasising the aristocratic "von" which now precedes her surname. And we enjoy the sight of the girl digging a deeper and deeper hole for herself as she presumes to sit during the interview, and even graciously gives the headmaster permission to smoke in her presence. No corporal chastisements yet, but with the canes on the rack in the background we can enjoy the dialogue while eagerly anticipating what must inevitably follow.
Sentence is soon pronounced. The headmaster, eyes popping with rage, offers twenty five strokes as a starter and soon increases this by a further, five, ten, then fifteen, as even this dire consequence of her haughtiness fails to bring Emilie to her senses. She is instructed to choose the third thickest cane and we sit back to relish the action. Unfortunately, however, the rest of this episode is a disappointment, offering rather less than it promises.
Right from the first tentative stroke Marie Bohacova, playing Emilie, sets up an extremely irritating caterwauling which bears no relationship to what is being applied to her rear end. It obviously upsets the headmaster too, and after fifteen strokes we see him look sideways, ostensibly perhaps, within the context of the movie, to seek reassurance and inspiration from the Founder's portrait on the wall, but in fact almost certainly to take in some frantic off-set semaphore from the director calling for the punishment to be brought to a speedy end. This the headmaster does with have a dozen perfunctory strokes delivered in rapid succession, followed by the usual photographic recording of the event. The stripes on Emilie's bottom do burn brightly as they rapidly turn a deeper shade of purple but in her case that owes more to a plump and tender target than to the severity of the punishment. Thereafter the thirty minute running time is filled out with an extended session of kneeling on the scrubbing board.
This young lady's contract with the studio will not be renewed! To understand why, compare her performance with that of Maria Horvathova in the previous splendid episode, Unbridled Youth.
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