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Lovers of Devil's Island (1973)

Quartier de femmes (original title)
A lawyer finds out that a young couple convicted of murder was in fact framed for the crime and goes to the prison with the hope of freeing them and learns the events that happened to the two from a fellow prisoner who helped them escape.

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Jesús Franco (as Jesus Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as Jesus Franco), Jesús Franco (story) (as Jesus Franco)
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Complete credited cast:
Andrés Resino ... Raymond Franval
Geneviève Robert Geneviève Robert ... Beatriz Coblan (as Genevieve Deloir)
Dennis Price ... L'avocat Linsday (as Denis Price)
Rosa Palomar Rosa Palomar ... Senora Cardel (as Rosa Palomares)
Josyane Gibert Josyane Gibert ... Rosa (as Jossiane Gibert)
Danielle Godet ... Emilia Franval
Gogó Rojo ... Lola
Jean-Louis Collins Jean-Louis Collins ... Lieutenant Weckler (as Jean L. Collins)
Howard Vernon ... Colonel Ford
Jean Guedes Jean Guedes ... Colonel Mendoza
Luis Barboo ... Lenz (as Luis Bar-Boo)
Carmen Yazalde ... Maria (as Brit Nichols)
Anne Libert ... Prisoner
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In an undefined country, the Governor Mendonza summons the lawyer Lindsay to his death bed to disclose that the lovers Raymond Franval and Beatriz Coblan are innocents. Mendonza tells that he had an unrequited love for Beatriz while his lover Emilia Franval was jealous of Beatriz. Emilia had had a love affair with her godson Raymond, who ended their relationship to stay with Beatriz. Mendonza plots with Emilia to kill his wealthy sister-in-law Margarita Santiago to frame Raymond and Emília. The lovers are convicted of murder and sentenced to a life imprisonment in separate wings of the Devil's Island prison. Lindsay decides to visit his clients and when he arrives, he meets the inmate Rosa that tells the fate of the two lovers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Average Film by Jess Franco with a Disappointing Conclusion
11 May 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In an undefined country, the Governor Mendonza (Jean Guedes) summons the lawyer Lindsay (Denis Price) to his death bed to disclose that the lovers Raymond Franval (Andrés Resino) and Beatriz Coblan (Geneviève Robert) are innocents.

Mendonza tells that he had an unrequited love for Beatriz while his lover Emilia Franval (Danielle Godet) was jealous of Beatriz. Emilia had had a love affair with her godson Raymond, who ended their relationship to stay with Beatriz. Mendonza plots with Emilia to kill his wealthy sister-in-law Margarita Santiago to frame Raymond and Emília. The lovers are convicted of murder and sentenced to a life imprisonment in separate wings of the Devil's Island prison.

Lindsay decides to visit his clients and when he arrives, he meets the inmate Rosa (Jossiane Gibert) that tells the fate of the two lovers.

"Quartier de Femmes" is an average film by Jess Franco with a disappointing conclusion. The plot is a shallow soap opera with one- dimension characters, with the theme "women in prison", the same that this director explored three years before with "Der Heiße Tod", but with lesser and lesser exploitation. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Amores Satânicos" ("Satanic Loves")


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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 June 1974 (France) See more »

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Devil's Island Lovers See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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