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Diamonds of Kilimandjaro (1983)

El tesoro de la diosa blanca (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 3 June 1983 (Spain)
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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(story), (screenplay) (as A.L. Malraux)
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Katja Bienert ...
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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The original film version of Diamonds of Kilimandjaro (1983) ran at 83 minutes. However, the French censors did not allow the film to air in France. To bypass the censors, the French Production company Eurociné deleting several scenes and sent Olivier Mathot to shoot different footage with the same actors (and also used new actors to add a few characters). The film was then repackaged as "Les Diamants du Kilimanjaro" and ran 95 minutes long. This film was then exported around the world, but was still never shown in France. The original Spanish version (83 minutes) is only available in Spain. See more »

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Although she has been living in a primitive isolated village since childhood, the adult Diana wears store-bought sandals. See more »

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Me - Pervert Jess Franco .... You - Jane!
24 December 2008 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Good old Jess Franco! The always-reliable choice of director in case you're looking for undemanding sleaze, shameless exploitation and 200% gratuitousness. Jess once again really surpassed himself with this utterly trashy piece of jungle "adventure". Let's face it, this film is basically just an excuse to have the ravishingly hot (and underage…) actress Katja Bienert parade around topless. It's actually a rather disturbing thought that an innocent 16-year-old girl had to walk around a film set naked in front of a whole crew and particularly before the gazing eyes of pervert Franco! And it wasn't even the first time, since the duo previously already made "Linda" together. Anyways, just in case you wondered: YES, "Diamonds of the Kilimanjaro" does have a plot, albeit a very imbecilic one. During the opening sequences a plane, carrying aboard a wealthy Scottish guy and a girl child, crash amidst an African tribe of vegetarian cannibals. I say vegetarian because they never at one point in the film so much even attempt to consume human flesh. The obnoxious Scot declares himself the Great White Leader and the girl grows up to become the beautiful and scarcely dressed White Goddess. Several years later an expedition reaches the middle of the jungle to get the girl back to civilization and – even more importantly

  • to steal some of the tribe's legendary diamonds. This could have been


a compelling and action-packed adventure movie, but Jess Franco obviously couldn't be bothered. Why shoot jungle chase sequences or bloody cannibalistic rites when you can just as easily aim your camera at a hot young chick sitting naked in a tree? Most of the jungle settings simply appear to be filmed in someone's garden and there's a massive amount of clumsily edited National Geographic wildlife footage in order to fill up the gaps in continuity. The back of the DVD describes "Diamonds of the Kilimanjaro" as an ingenious, feminist and adult orientated version of Tarzan. Yeah right, they just put that sentence there because Katja Bienert's character swings from one tree to another using a a couple of times.


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