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Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Rainer Werner Fassbinder,
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
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An unsettling trip into decadence, eroticism, and bondage
The film is excellently photographed and edited There is much artistry in the acting, especially by Dirk Bogarde, who is able to genuinely convey strong mixed emotions
An ex-Nazi scientist hides out as a porter in a German hotel after the War... One day a very rich woman enters the place, a woman he recognizes as one of his concentration-camp sex-experiment subjects... She recognizes him too, but instead of turning him over to the authorities, she strikes up a dead and perverse relationship with him and slips back into her role as a sex slave
The movie carefully moves from a slightly romantic byplay to a sexually perverse relationship between the two people, ending in a controversial scene where the woman is chained inside an apartment and repeatedly raped Most disturbing is the film's accuracy, despite its rather unorthodox development...
The motion picture is not necessarily stimulating, but seriously portrays the damage that can be done by sexual abuse
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