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Thirteen years after WWII a concentration camp survivor (Rampling) and her tormentor, currently the night porter at a Vienna hotel, meet again and fall back into their sado-masochistic relationship.Written by
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Dirk Bogarde considered retiring from acting after making this film, which he found a draining experience. See more »
The man with the glass spectacle over his eye is usually shown with the spectacle over his left eye -- one time, though, he's wearing the spectacle over his right eye. See more »
You were always insane, and you still are.
Sane, insane then... hm. Who's to judge?
[referring to himself and Lucia]
And just you remember... we're both in the same boat.
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The Magic Flute
is a Stereo Recording
by Deutsche Gramaphon number 138981/83
Edizioni Musicali C A M Spa - Roma
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (uncredited)
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In some ways this film is still very shocking. Although it is neither violent nor vulgar, the situation is disturbing and violent -actually it's something we DON'T see with our eyes: a psychological violence.
Some years after the end of Second World War, a woman meets in a hotel her jailer during her concentration camp period. He was an SS officer, now he's a night porter. With him she re-starts a relationship made of attraction and sadomasochism.
The film is shocking because it describes an insane situation, led by two insane people. These are the disturbing elements of the film, because spectators don't feel well in seeing that. The atmosphere has something very icy and miserable. I think it's precisely Liliana Cavani's goal: a study of insanity, without self-indulgence.
After 30 years "Night porter" remains a gem. An intelligent movie, full of provocation. Charlotte Rampling and Dirk Bogarde are extraordinary.
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