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Harem (1985)

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A young American woman is kidnapped by an Arabian sheik and held captive in his harem. At first she frantically tries to escape, but as they slowly get to know and appreciate each other the... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Diane
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Selim
Dennis Goldson ...
Massoud
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Monsieur Raoul
Zohra Segal ...
Affaf
Juliette Simpson ...
Zelide
Rosanne Katon ...
Judy
Norman Chancer ...
L'ingénieur américain
Maurice Lamy ...
Mehmet
Henri Sarde ...
Le réceptionniste
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Le frère
Teco Celio ...
L'ouvrier italien
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Mrs. Green
Kamel Cherif ...
Rachid
Jack Davidson ...
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A young American woman is kidnapped by an Arabian sheik and held captive in his harem. At first she frantically tries to escape, but as they slowly get to know and appreciate each other the difference between captor and captive dissolves. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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20 November 1985 (France)  »

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Downright Silly
12 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

We the poor public have to watch the contents of someone's sexual fantasies up there on the silver screen.

An American girl, who - by design or otherwise - looks strangely like one of The Bangles - is given a drugged hot drink on a cold day and wakes up in the heat of the Arabian desert minus her pantyhose. She discovers she has been captured not by a Valentino-type, but by a middle-aged man with a bald head and a moustache. The rest of the film is a seduction and a motor tour through the desert, punctuated by this poor girl being painted with henna.

Unless you are looking for a cure for insomnia, you would do well to give this film a miss and watch Valentino in The Sheik instead.


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