MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,520 this week

Oedipus orca (1977)

5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 71 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

After her kidnap ordeal Alice tries to return to her normal life, but her memories still haunt her and her way to see the world has been changed forever.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1143 titles
created 02 Feb 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 23 Apr 2012
 
a list of 992 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 
a list of 140 titles
created 28 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Oedipus orca" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Oedipus orca (1977)

Oedipus orca (1977) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Oedipus orca.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

L'immoralità (1978)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Federico is a child-killer running from the law. Wounded, he is taken in by a 12 year old girl named Simona. Their strange love affair is interrupted by Simona's depressed, oversexed mother... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Pirri
Stars: Lisa Gastoni, Howard Ross, Karin Trentephol
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Angyali üdvözlet, aka "The Annunciation", is a surreal account of the history of humanity as portrayed entirely by children between the ages of 8 and 12... See full synopsis »

Director: András Jeles
Stars: Péter Bocsor, Júlia Mérö, Eszter Gyalog
Lulu (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Anne Bennent, Michele Placido, Jean-Jacques Delbo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Stanley Baker, Jean Sorel
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Directors: Eberhardt Kronhausen, Phyllis Kronhausen
Stars: Marie Antoinette, John Bowen, Richard Bright
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A blind boy receives a vision that warn him of the birth of the anti-christ.

Director: Ugo Liberatore
Stars: Renato Cestiè, Rena Niehaus, Yorgo Voyagis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Salvatore Samperi
Stars: Laura Antonelli, Alessandro Momo, Orazio Orlando
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A woman employs a gay man to spend four nights at her house to watch her when she's "unwatchable".

Director: Catherine Breillat
Stars: Amira Casar, Rocco Siffredi, Alexandre Belin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The lovely Maria Teresa is unhappily married with the impotent lawyer Marcello. Maria Teresa's marriage is contrasted by the passionate Valeria, who is killed during a chase. Is Valeria's ... See full summary »

Director: Eriprando Visconti
Stars: Claude Jade, Marc Porel, Duilio Del Prete
La orca (1976)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A teenage girl is kidnapped by 3 guys and taken to an abandoned house in the country, and make her write her own ransom letter. She soon discovers that one of her captors is infatuated with... See full summary »

Director: Eriprando Visconti
Stars: Michele Placido, Rena Niehaus, Flavio Bucci
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A documentary exploring the "youth movement" of the 1960s.

Directors: Norman T. Herman, Eriprando Visconti
Stars: Burt Topper
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Rena Niehaus ...
Alice
...
Valerio
Carmen Scarpitta ...
Irene
...
Michele Turrisi
Piero Faggioni ...
Lucio Garbi
Vittorio Valsecchi
Enzo Consoli
Gianni Bortolotto
Eleonora Morana
Agnes Kalpagos
Miguel Bosé ...
Humberto
Edit

Storyline

Alice is brought back to her family after she is rescued from the men that kidnap her, but her nightmare is far from over since she continues to have constant flashbacks of her ordeal. She resents her parents because she believes they wouldn't pay for her ransom, since that is what she heard her captors say through a wall when she was kidnapped. Coming back to normal life is not easy for her because she has to deal with her parents, her boyfriend, and mix feelings she had for one of the captors that she had sex with in order to survive. Written by William Linares

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Eriprando Viscondi's Masterpiece

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 April 1977 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Peregrina de hombres  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows La orca (1976) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Somewhat inferior sequel to "La Orca"
10 April 2009 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is an unusual Italian movie in that it is a sequel to "La Orca", a film made only one year earlier (Italy in the 70's was infamous for cheap rip-offs, but not really for sequels). "La Orca" was a rather notorious film about a spoiled teenage girl (Rena Neihaus) who is kidnapped and has to use her sexual wiles to survive. This movie picks up right afterwards when she is taken back to her family and boyfriend. Her family is a little odd. Both her mother and father come in the bathroom, for instance, while she's in the tub after her ordeal (or maybe that was a normal thing to do in 1970's bourgeois Italy?). Her boyfriend insists on feeling her up on their first date after the incident, which triggers a sexual flashback from the first movie. But she is herself is obviously disturbed--she gets her boyfriend to take her back to the shack in which she was held in the previous film where, unable to persuade him to have sex, she masturbates (and further pads the running time with more flashbacks from the first movie).

The film then takes another strange turn when her parents take her out to their country estate. There she tries to seduce an old family friend (played by the director himself) after she finds out he and her mother were lovers many years back (you can probably see where THIS might very well go). There is some strange and seemingly gratuitous footage of a slaughterhouse floor, perhaps in a bid to make this as sleazy and notorious as its predecessor. It doesn't quite work though. The end is kind of shocking, but nearly as shocking--or effective--as it could be.

The German former Playboy Playmate Neihaus gives a very decent performance (and she takes her clothes off frequently both in the new scenes and the flashbacks). The other performances are also pretty good, and the film is generally well made, but the story just isn't nearly as compelling as in the previous film. (It actually reminded me of the Ornella Muti-Eleanora Giorgi film "Appassionata", which also featured actor Gabriele Frezetti in the father role, more than the original "La Orca", but it wasn't as good as that one either). It is kind of interesting--and worth seeing I guess--but certainly not as good as the first film.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD available? harlequinman2004
Discuss Oedipus orca (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?