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There isn't much of a story line in this film. But the characters and atmosphere are very effective.
There is one somewhat disturbing, but brief, sequence where a nice looking German shepherd dog is killed. I think they just simulated it's death by catching one of it's legs in a humane trap, but the dog's piteous yelps are still very heart rending.
The rest of the movie is very good, especially towards the end when the group of women are staying at the nearly abandoned hotel.
In a way, this movie was very well structured, even though there isn't much of story. It starts out slow and sets a scene, and then the plot thickens fairly smoothly and progressively towards the end. And it has a really tremendous ending, but I don't want to reveal it.
And, of course, the best thing about this movie are the feral young Amazonian women.
I'd love to have a copy of this film. It's a pity that it's out of print.
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