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Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)
"Frauengefängnis" (original title)

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Women's prison tale, with Lina Romay as Maria who is jailed after killing her father, played by director Jess Franco, who tries to rape her. Lesbian wardens, torture, nudity, sex, insanity and conspiracy round out the formula.

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Maria da Guerra
Paul Muller ...
Carlos Costa (as Paul Müller)
Monica Swinn ...
The Wardress (as Monika Swinn)
Roger Darton ...
Milton Warren
Ronald Weiss ...
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Martine Stedil ...
Bertha Contrini
Eric Falk ...
Nestor
Peggy Markoff ...
Pompadour (as Peggy Markhoff)
Nathalie Mann
Denis Torre
Raymond Hardy ...
José (as Ray Hardy)
Beni Cardoso ...
Rosaria Cortina
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Women's prison tale, with Lina Romay as Maria who is jailed after killing her father, played by director Jess Franco, who tries to rape her. Lesbian wardens, torture, nudity, sex, insanity and conspiracy round out the formula.

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Paul Muller, the Swiss actor who played Carlos Costa, was dubbed by Gerd Duwner. See more »

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[Maria finds a dead mouse under the food on her plate]
Maria da Guerra: Ah! A mouse!
Guard: What's wrong?
Maria da Guerra: I found a mouse here on my plate. Look at it!
Guard: So what? It adds protein to your diet.
[Guard pushes Maria's face onto the plate]
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More sleaze from the master!
20 September 2006 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

Well, I didn't go into this film expecting anything over and above the usual sleaze from prolific director Jess Franco, and while I've certainly seen worse films from the director; this isn't exactly a highlight for him either. Barbed Wire Dolls is another one of those sleazy 'women in prison' in films, and aside from the obvious implications of this sort of film; Franco has seen fit to make things even sleazier by way of things such as a lesbian warden and a whole host of sadistic torture sequences. There's basically no plot in this film, although there is a little slither involving a young woman and her father, whom she is believed to have murdered. This plot never takes centre focus, however, and Franco seems keener to continually show filth, which is no bad thing if you ask me. However, there's only really so far a film like this can go with no plot to speak of, and the fact that Franco didn't care at all about telling a story is shown best at the end, when it just 'ends' without any resolution. Still, sleaze fans are likely to get a lot out of this film as there's naked chicks, violence, lesbians, sadism etc, and while I don't rate this too highly; I can at least say I enjoyed watching it. What?


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