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Diamonds of Kilimandjaro (1983)
"El tesoro de la diosa blanca" (original title)

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A group of adventurers head to a primitive tribe in Africa to find a treasure of diamonds and a beautiful white girl who was lost years ago and was made the tribe's goddess.

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(as C. Plaut in English version) , (uncredited)

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Cast overview:
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Diana
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Fred Pereira (as Robert Foster)
Aline Mess ...
Noba
Albino Graziani ...
Payton
Javier Maiza ...
Rofo
Olivier Mathot ...
Mathieu
Mari Carmen Nieto ...
Lita (as Ana Stern)
Daniel White ...
Mr. De Winter (as Dan Villers)
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Hermine
Daniel Katz ...
Pilot
Yolanda Mobita ...
Girl (as Yolanda Mubita)
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A group of adventurers head to a primitive tribe in Africa to find a treasure of diamonds and a beautiful white girl who was lost years ago and was made the tribe's goddess.

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3 June 1983 (Spain)  »

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Some animal scenes in the jungle (such as a charging rhinoceros or a crocodile being killed) are inserts that are not in CinemaScope format. They are stock footage probably taken from an old documentary (such as Mondo cane (1962)). See more »

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The bottle of whiskey De Winter accepts from Mathieu is made from tinted glass, but the whiskey bottle De Winter is drinking from later is made from clear glass. See more »

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The Naked Jungle.
9 February 2009 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

A group of adventurers travel to the 'dark continent' to try and locate a lost heiress named Diana, who disappeared years before in a plane crash, and who is now believed to be living with a savage tribe that consider her to be their goddess.

Once again, my search for sleazy, European cannibal movies has taken me deep into Jess Franco territory—a seemingly endless cinematic wilderness swarming with sub-par scriptwriting, crawling with crap camera-work, and abundant with awful acting (Franco regular Lina Romay taking the prize this time for her pitiful performance as an ailing, elderly woman). It is here, in this hellish place, that I finally stumbled upon Diamonds of Kilimanjaro, an abysmal jungle-based exploitationer so stupefyingly bad that it took me three successive evenings to finish watching it.

Tawdry and unrelentingly dull, even by Franco's standards, this wearisome piece of trash fails on almost every level: the story is a dreadfully dull derivative of Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan, albeit with a feminine twist; the film appears to have been filmed in the local botanical gardens, although grainy stock footage is poorly integrated into the film in a pointless effort to convince viewers that the action is really taking place in Africa; and the death scenes are virtually bloodless (Franco can usually be relied upon for some splatter, but despite initial appearances, this isn't a cannibal movie and it isn't that gory).

Where the director does succeed, however, is in his casting of sexy young Katja Bienert as jungle jail-bait Diana. Running and leaping through the undergrowth in nothing but a skimpy loin-cloth, her curvaceous bod belying the fact that she was only sixteen at the time, this nubile beauty makes quite an impression. Franco also throws in some further nudity courtesy of Mari Carmen Nieto as treacherous traveller Lita (who gives us a glimpse of her untamed regions), and Aline Mess as topless warrior woman Noba, thus narrowly avoiding getting yet another rating of 1/10 from me (although I'm sure he'll be receiving plenty more in the future—I have loads of his films yet to see).


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