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Le journal intime d'une nymphomane (1973)

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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Complete credited cast:
Doris Thomas ...
Mrs. Schwartz, the photographer
Anne Libert ...
Countess Anna de Monterey
Jacqueline Laurent ...
Rosa, Ortiz's wife
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)


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)  »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Nymphomaniac  »

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1.66 : 1
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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 »


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

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Obscure Franco Gem
20 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sinner is truly one of Jess Franco's best films with an unusually strong plot and strong performances all around for a Franco film. Sinner: The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac was made during the Robert de Nesle period of Franco's career and also the post Soledad Miranda, pre Lina Romay years of 1971-72. Right after the death of Soledad Miranda Franco wasted zero time in finding and getting a new team of producers and group of actors for which he churned many films out at a furious pace. Sinner I think is one of his best from this two year time period. The two stars in this one is obviously Anne Libert and Montserrat Prous with latter being the lead and focus. Prous gives a stunning performance as Linda Vargas. Ann Libert plays the Countess Anna de Monterey who takes in this cute lost girl who's been taken advantage of by every man she comes into contact with, but Linda soon meets with a photographer and prostitute, loses trust in the only one trying to help her and descends into a world of prostitution and drugs.

It's all here folks the Cinematography, the 'sexadelic' scenes, the incredible music score, the resort like location of the Spanish coast and the freedom for Franco to do what he does best. Create this weird, dreamlike, delirious psychedelic sex world. There's also this incredible commentary by Linda about sex and society while we watch people dancing in this nightclub to this prog jazz score transitioning to a scene where we see a group of hippies smoking pot. A nightmare Ferris wheel sequence and the sexual philosophies from Linda's diary as we get to know more about her as the story evolves in this film. Those are just some tidbits I'll throw out there for all new or veteran Franco fans who haven't seen this film and might be interested in purchasing the movie.

70's Euro cult sleaze at it's finest! Highly Recommended! 8/10

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