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The Night Porter (1974)
"Il portiere di notte" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1 October 1974 (USA)
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After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, a Holocaust survivor and the Nazi officer who tortured her resume their sadomasochistic relationship.

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Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Stumm
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Countess Stein
Nino Bignamini ...
Adolph
Marino Masé ...
Atherton (as Marino Mase')
Amedeo Amodio ...
Bert
Piero Vida ...
Day Porter
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Kurt
Manfred Freyberger ...
Dobson (as Manfred Freiberger)
Ugo Cardea ...
Mario
Hilda Gunther ...
Greta
Nora Ricci ...
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Thirteen years after WWII a concentration camp survivor (Rampling) and her tormentor, currently the night porter at a Vienna hotel, meet again and fall back into their sado-masochistic relationship. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Most Controversial Picture of Our Time!

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1 October 1974 (USA)  »

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SEK 1,556,471 (Sweden)
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Romy Schneider turned down the role of Lucia. Mia Farrow was considered, as well as Dominique Sanda, before Charlotte Rampling was selected based on her work alongside Dirk Bogarde in Luchino Visconti's The Damned (1969). See more »

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Referenced in La portiera nuda (1976) See more »

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A masterpiece.
7 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A jaw-dropping study on love in the most obscure of circumstances. It's an intense and compelling study of these characters who flow in the most opposite of circles (one a Nazi, the other a Jewish prisoner in the concentration camp he works at) and a love that transcends anything I've imagined experiencing. I've heard the film called dull numerous times and I could see why one would think this, but I thought the haunting silences only made the film more engaging and had my eyes further glued to the screen. The structure of spasmodically switching from scenes in the concentration camp to when the two lovers see each other again in 1957 really helped put the viewer into the mind-set of the two main characters. It jars the mind and keeps us aware of this inordinate love and why these people are so confused and attracted to one another. A truly original technique that I really admired. Liliana Cavani uses angles and wide-shots that create a haunting sense of passion and really made the cinematography rank high among my all time favorites. Dick Bogarde and especially Charlotte Rampling are phenomenal. Their performances are passionate, intense and natural. The film certainly lived up to my expectations.


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