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Sinner: The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac (1973)

Le journal intime d'une nymphomane (original title)
R | | Drama | 21 June 1973 (France)
Linda Vargas picks up Ortiz in a bar where she works in a lesbian show with Maria Toledano. She seduces him, phones the police and kills herself. Ortiz is held on suspicion of her murder. ... See full summary »

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (scenario) (as Jesus Franco Manera), Elisabeth Ledu de Nesle (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Montserrat Prous ... Linda Vargas (as Mona Proust)
Anne Libert ... Countess Anna de Monterey
Francisco Acosta ... Alberto / Countess's boyfriend (as Gene Harris)
Jacqueline Laurent Jacqueline Laurent ... Rosa / Ortiz's wife
Manuel Pereiro ... Mr. Ortiz
Kali Hansa ... Maria Toledano (as Gaby Herman)
Doris Thomas Doris Thomas ... Mrs. Schwartz / the photographer
Howard Vernon ... Doctor
Jesús Franco ... Hernandez / Inspector (uncredited)
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Storyline

Linda Vargas picks up Ortiz in a bar where she works in a lesbian show with Maria Toledano. She seduces him, phones the police and kills herself. Ortiz is held on suspicion of her murder. Ortiz's wife, Rosa, visits a friend of Linda's, the Countess Anna de Monterey who tells her how Linda went into a spiral of sex and drugs after being assaulted by Ortiz as a young girl at a fair-ground. Linda became the Countess's lover, then had a disastrous love affair with Alberto, the Countess' boyfriend. Rosa also meets Maria, who holds Linda's diary, where she relates how a fake Doctor turned her away from drugs and into a nymphomaniac. Written by Artemis-9

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Linda Loves Her Work, And Her Work is Love.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 June 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Nymphomaniac See more »

Filming Locations:

Alicante, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Editor Gérard Kikoïne never met Jesús Franco while cutting this film together in post-production. Moreover, star Anne Libert sat in on one of the editing sessions. See more »

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Referenced in L'age d'or du X (2006) See more »

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Sinner
11 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Sinner (1972)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A young virginal girl runs away from home but gets raped, which turns her into a nymphomaniac but she sees revenge when she runs back into the rapist. This is a very interesting film from director Jess Franco that plays out a lot more serious than one might expect. The reasons to why the young girl turns to sex is an interesting one and one that isn't normal for any type of film. I think the screenplay really lets the film down because it tries to handle the material at a mature and smart level but there aren't too many brains here. The performances are all rather good however. Howard Vernon has a small role.


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