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Sinner: The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac (1973)

Le journal intime d'une nymphomane (original title)
Linda Vargas picks up Ortiz in a bar where she works in a lesbian show with Maria Toledano. She seduces him, phones the police and kills herself. Ortiz is held on suspicion of her murder. ... See full summary »

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(as Clifford Brown)

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(scenario) (as Jesus Franco Manera), (adaptation)
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Complete credited cast:
Howard Vernon ...
Doctor
Doris Thomas ...
Mrs. Schwartz, the photographer
Anne Libert ...
Countess Anna de Monterey
Jacqueline Laurent ...
Rosa, Ortiz's wife
Montserrat Prous ...
Linda Vargas (as Mona Proust)
Kali Hansa ...
Maria Toledano (as Gaby Herman)
Francisco Acosta ...
Alberto, Countess's boyfriend (as Gene Harris)
Manuel Pereiro ...
Mr. Ortiz (as Jean-Pierre Bourbon)
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Linda Vargas picks up Ortiz in a bar where she works in a lesbian show with Maria Toledano. She seduces him, phones the police and kills herself. Ortiz is held on suspicion of her murder. Ortiz's wife, Rosa, visits a friend of Linda's, the Countess Anna de Monterey who tells her how Linda went into a spiral of sex and drugs after being assaulted by Ortiz as a young girl at a fair-ground. Linda became the Countess's lover, then had a disastrous love affair with Alberto, the Countess' boyfriend. Rosa also meets Maria, who holds Linda's diary, where she relates how a fake Doctor turned her away from drugs and into a nymphomaniac. Written by Artemis-9

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Linda Loves Her Work, And Her Work is Love.

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21 June 1973 (France)  »

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Diary of a Nymphomaniac  »

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Editor Gérard Kikoïne never met Jesús Franco while cutting this film together in post-production. Moreover, star Anne Libert sat in on one of the editing sessions. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Sinner
11 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Sinner (1972)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A young virginal girl runs away from home but gets raped, which turns her into a nymphomaniac but she sees revenge when she runs back into the rapist. This is a very interesting film from director Jess Franco that plays out a lot more serious than one might expect. The reasons to why the young girl turns to sex is an interesting one and one that isn't normal for any type of film. I think the screenplay really lets the film down because it tries to handle the material at a mature and smart level but there aren't too many brains here. The performances are all rather good however. Howard Vernon has a small role.


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