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Venus in Furs (1969)

Paroxismus (original title)
A musician finds the corpse of a beautiful woman on the beach. The woman returns from the dead to take revenge on the group of wealthy sadists responsible for her death.

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Jimmy Logan
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Wanda Reed
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Ahmed Kortobawi
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Percival Kapp
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Olga
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Insp. Kaplan (as Aldo Lastretti)
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In Istanbul, a jazz trumpeter pulls the murdered body of a young woman from the surf. He remembers her from the night before, when he saw her at a millionaire playboy's party and then later watched as she was assaulted by the party's host and two of his friends. In confusion, Jimmy, the musician, leaves for Rio where he finds the sympathetic ear of Rita, a singer who invites him to live with her and helps him recover his equilibrium and his musical ability. Then, into the room walks a woman who looks like Wanda, the murder victim. Jimmy pursues her, not caring if she's alive or dead. What's going on? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The coat that covered paradise, uncovered hell! See more »

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Director Jess Franco once said he loved working with Dennis Price on this film because of Price's constant professionalism. The two would continue to work together on Franco's next films. See more »

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Jimmy Logan: She was beautiful, even though she was dead.
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Amazing! Venus in Furs Will be Smiling (sing it with me)
12 June 2005 | by (Bloomsburg PA) – See all my reviews

At first I was apprehensive in seeing this film. I had never seen a Jess Franco film, and was expecting cheap exploitation. I was amazed at the story, it had a raw sensuality like Russ Meyer and the psychological intensity of David Lynch. I was almost reminded of the movie Siesta with Ellin Barken, which was made seventeen years later. Anyways, James Darrin is a trumpet player. On a beach he digs up his trumpet, not remembering berrying it. A beautiful topless women washes on shore and from that point on, we meet an assortment of strange characters and witness strange sexual events. Reality and Fantasy collide, making the film a lush and hallucinatory experience. The dead girl on the beach is somehow still alive, and somehow his journey starts in Istanbul and ends in Rio. Look for handsome Klaus Kinski as a sort of rich Turk aristocrat into bizarre kink. This film is beautifully shot and much too artistic to be labeled exploitation. If you enjoyed Lost Highway, Siesta or any Russ Meyer film, you'll more than likely enjoy Venus in Furs. I also Loved the theme song. Venus in Furs Will Be Smiling (Oh Yeah)


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