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Release Date:
3 November 1989 (USA) See more »
Wanda ist von Berufs wegen grausam. Ihre Spezialitaet: das Erfinden von Fallen fuer ihre Liebhaber/innen... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Mechthild Großmann ... Wanda

Udo Kier ... Gregor
Sheila McLaughlin ... Justine
Carola Regnier ... Caren
Peter Weibel ... Herr Maehrsch
Georgette Dee ... Friederike
Judith Flex ... Judith
Barbara Ossenkopp ... Leila
John Erdman ... Customer
Daniela Ziegler ... Mutter
Katorka Takerka ... Tochter
Karin Roewer-Nennemann ... Saleswoman
George Lannan ... Old Man
Juerg Schlachter ... Young Man

Directed by
Elfi Mikesch 
Monika Treut 
Writing credits
Elfi Mikesch (screenplay) &
Monika Treut (screenplay)

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (inspired by Venus in Furs)

Produced by
Renée Gundelach .... executive producer
Elfi Mikesch .... producer
Monika Treut .... producer
Original Music by
Marran Gosov 
Cinematography by
Elfi Mikesch 
Monika Treut 
Ulrike Zimmermann 
Film Editing by
Renate Merck 
Art Direction by
Manfred Blösser 
Costume Design by
Anne Jud 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Margit Czenki .... assistant director
Art Department
Xenia Katzenstein .... set designer
Dieter Wertz .... construction coordinator
Other crew
Sandra Nettelbeck .... dialogue coach

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Also Known As:
"Verführung: Die grausame Frau" - West Germany (original title)
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West Germany:84 min
Color (Fujicolor)
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Weird..., 12 July 2002
Author: Fire-WalkWithMe

The only reason I tracked down this movie is because of Udo Kier... And I have to say, he's done some really really bizarre roles... Including this one...

All the women in the movie look like men, or sound like them... So it's pretty funny. But the movies not funny, not really. Except the guy who wants Mistress to use him 'as a toilet' hahaha.

The movie is bizarre.. it's haunting. The colors are.. I don't know, it just adds to the weirdness. The ending sort of left you hanging, but I did watch it again before I commented here, and I guess it ended at a nice place.

Udo Kier. Any movie with Udo, I can't leave a bad comment... lol. He talks German all through the movie, which I like... he has the BEST voice in the world... He's mistreated in the movie by, Wanda, the Mistress who owns the 'GALLERY', and it's sad! He did good in his role, I guess, he never gave any expression, or anything...

It's not the type of movie I'd watch at a party or anything, but it's definately not the worst I've ever seen...

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