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A Prisão (1980)

X | | Crime, Drama
In a prison, women rebel against the guards' sadism and sexual abuse and decide to run away. Some manage to escape and are chased by the Police.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Stella Splendore ...
Sylvia - The Prison Warden
Neide Ribeiro ...
Sandra - The Assistant Warden
Márcia Fraga ...
(as Marcia Fraga)
Danielle Ferrite ...
Cynthia - Prisoner #341
Marta Anderson ...
Barbara - The Insane Nurse
Serafim Gonzalez ...
(as Serafim Gonzoiez)
Meiry Vieira ...
The Regular Customer
Sonia Regina
Marliane Gomes
Nadia Destro
Marly Palauro ...
Atores Coadjuvantes (as Marli Palauro)
Fátima Celebrini ...
Atores Coadjuvantes (as Fatima Celebrini)
Virgínia Gil ...
Atores Coadjuvantes
Neide Carvalho ...
Atores Coadjuvantes
Sandra Carnezin ...
Atores Coadjuvantes
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In a women's prison in Brazil, the inmates are young and beautiful, the warden is a sadist, all but one of the guards are cruel, and the nurse is an incompetent cuckoo. To make it difficult for the inmates to hide contraband, they wear no underwear. They are alternately murderous and orgiastic with each other, and they engage in sex play with some of the guards. The warden pimps out inmates to wealthy lesbians. With the help of the nurse and under the cover of Carnival, three inmates stage an escape. Once out, will they contrive to stay undiscovered, or will their natures guarantee an ill-fated end to their attempt? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Behind Bars No One Can Hear You Scream!

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Crime | Drama

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(uncut)

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1.66 : 1
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Barbara - the insane nurse: I just adore raspberry pudding.
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Please, no more sex! I can't take it anymore!
30 November 2007 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This a Brazilian WIP film which means several things. First off, it's going to be more graphic than usual (actually crossing into hardcore in several places) if perhaps not quite as sick as some of the 1970's Jess Franco WIP films that were nominally set in South America. Second, while it does contain some reasonably attractive actresses, a lot of the others could be considered female "rough trade" (including a few that looked like they could been REAL prisoners). Third, it was obviously filmed in an actual Brazilian prison and, after the breakout, in actual Brazilian ghettos which gives it a squalid and depressing air (a ridiculous scene where all the prisoner take a VERY exuberant shower is actually kind of understandable--given the squalid conditions of the "set" the actresses probably really were that excited to get into a shower).

The main point of this movie is SEX--sex and more sex. Sex between the inmates, between the inmates and the warden or the prison nurse, solo sex scenes with the prisoners who are thrown into solitary confinement (buck naked, of course)--it's all here, one scene after another. And if you get tired of lesbian sex, after the traditional bust-out there's even more straight sex (you would think these woman would want to take a break from having sex, but no) with the kind of guys that make Ron Jeremy look trim and hairless. There's also a little unpleasantness like with one inmate in solitary who has befriended a dead rat (she doesn't have sex with at least), and another woman who suddenly makes like Lorena Bobbit after performing graphic oral sex on a very ugly guy.

What this movie really DOESN'T have though is a plot. Or real characters--I couldn't figure out WHO the protagonists are supposed to be. Like a hardcore porn film it is just a series of sex scenes thrown together with little or no connective tissue, and (speaking of tissue) while some of the women are attractive enough that I could certainly see some male viewers at home being motivated to "fire one off", I don't why even they would want to watch the rest of the movie. You really CAN have too much of a good thing sometimes, and this is a good example.


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