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Venus in Furs (1969)

Paroxismus (original title)
After musician finds the corpse of a beautiful woman on the beach, the woman returns from the dead to take revenge on those responsible for her death.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (screenplay), Malvin Wald (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
James Darren ... Jimmy Logan
Barbara McNair ... Rita
Maria Rohm ... Wanda Reed
Klaus Kinski ... Ahmed Kortobawi
Dennis Price ... Percival Kapp
Margaret Lee ... Olga
Adolfo Lastretti ... Insp. Kaplan (as Aldo Lastretti)
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Storyline

In Istanbul, a musician pulls the body of a young woman from the surf. He remembers her from the night before, when he saw her at a party and later watched as she was brutally attacked by the party's host and two of his friends. A woman who looks like the murdered woman walks into his apartment wanting revenge on her murderers. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Masterpiece of Supernatural Love and Hate! See more »

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Thriller

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Trivia

Score from the film "The Name of the Game Is Kill!" (Stu Phillips) was tracked without Phillips' permission. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Logan: How can you run from a dead person unless you're dead yourself?
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Alternate Versions

The Italian release lists Hans Billian as a director instead of Jesus Franco. See more »

Connections

Featured in Jesús in Furs (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Aggressive Jazz Theme
Written by Keith Mansfield
Performed by Keith Mansfield
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In Limbo
11 October 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Istanbul, the trumpet player Jimmy Logan (James Darren) is dazed and confused on the beach and finds his musical instrument buried in the sand. Then he sees a woman in the sea and he pulls her body from the surf. He recognizes her as Wanda Reed (Maria Rohm), a gorgeous woman that he saw in the party of the playboy Ahmed Kortobawi (Klaus Kinski). Then he saw her being whipped and raped by Ahmed and his friends Percival Kapp (Dennis Price) and Olga (Margaret Lee).

Jimmy travels to Rio de Janeiro and spends the Carnival playing with a jazz band and his girlfriend Rita (Barbara McNair) in the nightclub of Herman. One night, Wanda Reed comes to the club and Jimmy becomes obsessed on her. Sooner he leaves Rita and stays with Wanda. Meanwhile, she kills Percival, Olga and Ahmed dressed in furs. When the police seek out the woman, Jimmy discovers a secret about Wanda Reed and him.

"Venus in Furs" is a surrealistic film by Jess Franco with James Darren (from The Time Tunnel) and his muse Maria Rohm in the lead roles and Klaus Kinski in a minor role. James Darren's narrative is boring and the annoying music may please jazz fans only. A jazz band playing in a club in the Carnival of Rio is a joke from someone that does not even know the Carnival in Rio. The resolution of the plot is actually a senseless mess but the atmosphere is intriguing. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Venus in Furs"


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Language:

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Release Date:

19 August 1969 (Italy) See more »

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