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1975 (France) See more »
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A small-time hood brings the attention of the law with an insurance scam and diamond theft, but things... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Woman in prison sleaze See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Lina Romay ... Shirley Fields
Martine Stedil ... Martine (as Martine Steed)
Nathalie Chape
Roger Darton ... Milton Warren
Ronald Weiss ... Carlo de Bries
Denis Torre ... Jailer
Frieda Altstadt
Raymond Hardy ... Gangster Boss

Jesús Franco ... Bill (as Clifford Brown)
Joëlle Le Quément ... Cora (as Joëlle Le Quement)

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Jesús Franco  (as A.M. Frank)
 
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Marius Lesoeur  (as Marius Lefrère)

Original Music by
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Jesús Franco 
 
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Jesús Franco  (as Raymond Dubois)
 

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Also Known As:
"Des diamants pour l'enfer" - France (original title)
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75 min
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The film was one of 72 titles banned in the UK as a video nasty by the DPP.See more »
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Woman in prison sleaze, 14 May 2005
Author: jasbart29 from Bristol, United Kingdom

Woman behind bars, directed by Jess Franco(as Rick Deconnink)is basically an exploitation film set in a woman's prison. The film has several of Franco's trademarks such as lots of full frontal nudity and woman being tortured in a number of ways. One such torture scene involves the star Lina Romay, who in reality is the wife of Jess Franco, having live electrodes applied to her breasts and genitals.

Because of these torture scenes the film was placed on the DPP video nasty list. Eventually the film was removed from the list but the film has never been re-released.

In the film Romay murders her boyfriend to steal his hoard of diamonds, but she winds up in prison in the hands of a sadistic warden and his guards The film would appeal to fans of Franco's directing style and also fans of exploitation films especially the woman in prison sub genre.

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