Der Bucklige von Soho
- 1h 30m
A woman is kidnapped and her identity is stolen by criminals attempting to collect her inheritance.A woman is kidnapped and her identity is stolen by criminals attempting to collect her inheritance.A woman is kidnapped and her identity is stolen by criminals attempting to collect her inheritance.
That's the sound of the girls working in the laundromat...
Admittedly I still have many films of my Edgar Wallace collection boxset still to see, but so far "The Hunchback of Soho" was definitely the best. Perhaps due to this being the first Krimi to be filmed in refreshing colors, or perhaps because regular Eddi Arent for once doesn't depict the irritating comic relief guy. Or because, quite simply, it's a fast-paced and action-packed thriller with a compelling plot, intriguing characters and a handful of cool grisly murders. The principal storyline revolves around a beautiful young American girl who gets kidnapped by a criminal organization, so that they can replace with one of their own and collect the massive inheritance for which she came to London. There are several worthwhile sub plots as well, though. The crime ring keeps a bunch of young women locked up, for some reason. They are guarded by a dominatrix with a whip, tutored by a priest and enslaved to work in an underground laundromat. The titular hunchback is also a guard at the laundromat, and he mercilessly strangles the girls who attempt to escape. Worth seeing if you are a fan of krimi/euro-crime cinema.
- Mar 6, 2021
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