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Quartier de femmes (1973)

A lawyer finds out that a young couple convicted of murder was in fact framed for the crime and goes to the prison with the hope of freeing them and learns the events that happened to the two from a fellow prisoner who helped them escape.

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Andrés Resino ...
Raymond Franval
Geneviève Robert ...
Beatriz Coblan (as Genevieve Deloir)
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L'avocat Linsday (as Denis Price)
Rosa Palomar ...
Senora Cardel (as Rosa Palomares)
Josyane Gibert ...
Rosa (as Jossiane Gibert)
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Emilia Franval
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Lola
Jean-Louis Collins ...
Lieutenant Weckler (as Jean L. Collins)
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Colonel Ford
Jean Guedes ...
Colonel Mendoza
Luis Barboo ...
Lenz (as Luis Bar-Boo)
Britt Nichols ...
Maria (as Brit Nichols)
Anne Libert ...
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In an undefined country, the Governor Mendonza summons the lawyer Lindsay to his death bed to disclose that the lovers Raymond Franval and Beatriz Coblan are innocents. Mendonza tells that he had an unrequited love for Beatriz while his lover Emilia Franval was jealous of Beatriz. Emilia had had a love affair with her godson Raymond, who ended their relationship to stay with Beatriz. Mendonza plots with Emilia to kill his wealthy sister-in-law Margarita Santiago to frame Raymond and Emília. The lovers are convicted of murder and sentenced to a life imprisonment in separate wings of the Devil's Island prison. Lindsay decides to visit his clients and when he arrives, he meets the inmate Rosa that tells the fate of the two lovers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Actually one of Franco's better films!
7 February 2007 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

As with most Franco films I see these days; I was expecting this one to be the pits, but actually; Devil's Island Lovers isn't bad at all - especially by the director's usual standards! Before watching, I thought this was yet another 'women in prison' flick, but after the first few minutes; it would seem that Franco is actually trying to tell a story this time round. The plot concerns a man who has framed the woman he loves and her lover after she 'betrayed' him. Now on his deathbed and wanting to put things right, he tells a lawyer what he did

  • leaving the lawyer with the task of getting enough evidence together


to get the lovers off the hook! As mentioned, this isn't really a women in prison film - although Franco couldn't completely stay away from the genre he (apparently) loves, as we do get to see some females behind bars during this film. However, the prison scenes aren't all that sleazy, which is odd considering Franco's (vast) filmography. The story here isn't likely to actually intrigue anyone, but it really isn't all that bad and I wouldn't hesitate to put Devil's Island Lovers in the top half of a list of Franco's best efforts!


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