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Salon Kitty (1976)

Unrated | | Drama, War | 21 January 1977 (USA)
Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official, who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself.

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Kitty Kellermann
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Biondo
Sara Sperati ...
Helga, the dominatrix
Maria Michi ...
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Rosemarie Lindt ...
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Paola Senatore ...
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Herta Wallenberg
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Rauss
Ullrich Haupt
Stefano Satta Flores ...
Dino
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Hans Reiter
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Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl named Margherita discovers the little ploy and with Kitty's help plans to take on the dangerous task of exposing the conspiracy. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Ken Adam began work on this film immediately after production wrapped on Barry Lyndon (1975). He had found working with the previous film's director, Stanley Kubrick, suffocating due to Kubrick's obsessive attention to period accuracy and tendencies to micromanage. Adam was, by contrast, very happy to create the sometimes quite stylized sets seen in this film. See more »

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When the general orders the prostitute to put on his boots, she slips them on after taking off only one of her shoes. The shoe she is unfastening also changes from one foot to the other between shots. See more »

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Helmut Wallenberg: What frightens you, what you see or what you don't?
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Overlong but atmospheric slice of Nazi-ploitation
6 November 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

"Salon Kitty" is a cinematic journey into the seedy goings-on at Madame Kitty's Berlin brothel, where the prostitutes are SS-trained, patriotic beauties. While this premise may sound intriguing, the actual delivery is drawn-out and, it must be said, a tad boring. 20 minutes cut have been cut out of this movie and it would have been more effective as a result.

Scenes of debauchery are limited but interesting. The scene where the SS girls are viewed with a variety of sexual partners as a test to see how they react is deliciously dark and unsettling. I'm not easily shocked but this particular sequence really pushes barriers of taste and censorship (and should be applauded as a result).

The film is atmospheric and the sets (by Ken Adam, famous for his Bond creations) are excellent. However, there are too many musical interludes for my taste. It's like "Cabaret" on acid.

A hesitant recommendation, "Salon Kitty" won't be to everybody's tastes. It's a flawed film but it has its moments. Not a film to avoid controversy, animal lovers will be appalled that scenes of real pig-killing are contained. This put me off my hot dog, as did the many scenes of male genitalia. Tinto Brass seems to be obsessed with all things dangly. Trust me, by the end of the film, you'll be wishing that the cast put some clothes on. (An exception to this may be the delightful Teresa Ann Savoy, but I digress.) 6 out of 10 - could have been leaner and meaner.


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