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Whirlpool (1970)

X | | Drama, Thriller | 1970 (Denmark)
Sex-thriller about a pornographic photographer, his aunt and an innocent English girl who becomes their victim.


José Ramón Larraz (as J.R. Larrath)


José Ramón Larraz (as J.R. Larrath), Sam Lomberg (based on an idea by)


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Credited cast:
Karl Lanchbury Karl Lanchbury ... Theo
Vivian Neves Vivian Neves ... Tulia
Pia Andersson Pia Andersson ... Sara
Johanna Hegger Johanna Hegger ... Rhonda
Andrew Grant Andrew Grant ... Tom
Edwin Brown ... Mr. Field
Ernest C. Jennings Ernest C. Jennings ... Old tramp
Larry Dann ... Pub Landlord
Alan Charles Alan Charles ... Photgrapher
Barry Craine Barry Craine ... Inspector (as Barrie Craine)
John Davenport John Davenport
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sibyla Grey Sibyla Grey ... Olivia
Lisbet Lundquist


Sex-thriller about a pornographic photographer, his aunt and an innocent English girl who becomes their victim.

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More shocking than "Psycho"! More sensual than "Repulsion"! More nerve ripping than "Baby Jane"! See more »


Drama | Thriller


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Denmark | UK



Release Date:

1970 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Perversion Flash See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the Dread Central website, Arrow Films of England is restoring this rare film for future home video release, presumably for Blu-ray and possibly DVD as well. See more »

Alternate Versions

British censors cut lesbian sex scenes between Tulia and her aunt, a woodland rape, and a bedtime threesome. See more »


Referenced in Drive-in Movie Memories (2001) See more »

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9 October 2017 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

A diplomatic person might call this an erotic thriller. Diplomacy is for diplomats, and no amount of tact can gloss over it. This low budget film is not total rubbish, but only if you like lesbian sex, simulated rape and the odd murder, and these are odd murders.

A woman lives in the country with her ersatz nephew who is also her bedmate, well, they do it on the floor. Sonny boy is a photographer, naturally he likes photographing attractive young ladies, and, you guessed it, frightened young ladies. Before the film starts, a girl has already been murdered - we see a flashback of that later. The lady of the house is apparently ignorant of his murderous proclivities, but someone is suspicious, namely the sugar daddy of the first girl, who gets a bit too nosey for his own good.

The man with the camera also has an ad hoc accomplice who provides the sexual assaults while he takes the pictures. What more do you need to know? The film is atmospheric, but it is very slow in places. Thankfully, justice is done at the end, although we don't actually see it, and of course it comes too late for his next victim.

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