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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
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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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hotel | survivor | ss | night porter | porter | See more »

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The Most Controversial Picture of Our Time!

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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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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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