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Dorothea's Rache (1974)

Dorothea, a 16-year-old bourgeois girl from Hamburg, plays with her friends of both sexes, imitating the production of adult movies. In the end, pretending to make sex-scenes is not ... See full summary »

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Peter Fleischmann

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Peter Fleischmann (story), Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Henkel-Grönemeyer ... Dorothea (as Anna Henkel)
Alexander von Paczensky Alexander von Paczensky ... Bert
Gerhard Gommel Gerhard Gommel ... Cliff
Henry Beuck Henry Beuck ... Iwan
Anemone Gehann Anemone Gehann ... Anne Mone
Birgit Heise Birgit Heise ... Birgit
Mathias Herisch Mathias Herisch ... Mathias
Barbara Ossenkopp Barbara Ossenkopp ... Nora
Monika Steffens Monika Steffens ... Elke
Elisabeth Potkanski Elisabeth Potkanski ... Sissi
Günter Thiedeke Günter Thiedeke ... Dorothea's Vater
Regis Genger Regis Genger ... Dorothea's Mutter
Willi Schmidt Willi Schmidt ... Bert's Vater
Rainer Hensel Rainer Hensel ... Dr. Wagge
Rene Durand Rene Durand ... Der Konsul (as René Durand)
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Dorothea, a 16-year-old bourgeois girl from Hamburg, plays with her friends of both sexes, imitating the production of adult movies. In the end, pretending to make sex-scenes is not satisfying enough, and with a street professional, Dorothea is initiated in hard sex. Written by Artemis-9

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German

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7 February 1974 (France) See more »

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Dorothea's Revenge See more »

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1.33 : 1
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DOROTHEA'S REVENGE (Peter Fleischmann, 1974) **1/2
20 September 2011 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

The 1970s saw a virtual explosion in uninhibited depictions of sexuality on celluloid particularly in Europe which belie their age when watched today; this saw the careers of exploitation film-makers like Jesus Franco and Jean Rollin blossom but also that of artier directors like Walerian Borowczyk getting stranded in sleaze once he had a significant commercial success in this vein! As often happens with cinematic trends, it is not long before they get sent up and this obscure German film is one such spoof. The film combines an air of theatricality (characters address the camera directly at times – right from the very opening scene), cine-verite' (students are shooting "The Lexicon of Love", a part-lecture by a masked 'professor' and part re-enactment of his bizarre teachings) and surreal fantasy sequences (the titular character – through whose eyes we follow the freewheeling, weird and often unpleasant narrative – is introduced by telling her parents that she had just been raped by an alien and produces a smoking meteorite to prove it, and later even a blond Jesus Christ pays her an unheralded visit to offer some controversial advice to sleep with "children and fools" which she proceeds to do instantly with a shoeshine boy and a retarded flasher!).

Dorothea's adventures in Sleazeland take her to try out group sex (a friend of hers is ostensibly invited for a photo session and when she calls at the hotel room to offer her support, she gets gang-banged by a mature trio of perverts whom she subsequently interviews while hiding their identities since some of them are married), prostitution (she follows a streetwalking friend as she plies her trade and gets beaten by her very first client – a middle-aged man – for causing him to ejaculate prematurely) and domination (the film's most outrageous sequence has a lesbian madam enjoying Dorothea's body; naked old men walking around in cages; and even a one-legged, bearded man stretched across a crucifix)! While the crazy song-fuelled imagery (including the intermittent display of laughing devices recorded and mass-produced by Dorothea's father) elicits the occasional laugh, the proliferation of the sordid details – especially the unabashed flailing of male genitalia – proves hard to take at times. Besides, for being a comedy and a celebration of free love, it does not flinch from showing the destructive effect this lifestyle has on the more sensitive souls who come in contact with it (namely a college professor infatuated with Dorothea who hangs himself after one rejection too many). While the presence of distinguished screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere may seem appropriate given the thematic similarities with Luis Bunuel's BELLE DE JOUR (1967), one has to wonder what the Spanish film-maker made of this film in view of his avowed revulsion towards graphic sexuality on film! The German director of DOROTHEA'S REVENGE is not a name that rings many bells, but it seems that Fleischmann hit it well with Carriere since he requested the latter's writing services again for his next film – a French thriller entitled LA FAILLE aka WEAK SPOT (1975) starring Bunuel regular Michel Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi, Mario Adorf and Adriana Asti (who had just appeared in the latest Bunuel-Carriere collaboration i.e. 1974's THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY)!


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