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Midnight Party (1976)

A nightclub stripper hooks up with two playboys and ends up with an invitation to their midnight orgy.

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Jesús Franco (as James Gardner), Julio Pérez Tabernero (as Tawer Nero)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lina Romay ... Sylvia
Olivier Mathot ... Alphonse Gauthier
Claude Boisson Claude Boisson ... Joe di Loggia (as Yul Sanders)
Monica Swinn ... Marthe
Jesús Franco ... Janos Radeck
Alain Petit Alain Petit ... Red Nicholas (as Charlie Christian)
Raymond Hardy Raymond Hardy ... Radeck's Assistant
Evelyne Scott Evelyne Scott ... Marylin
Ilona Kunesova Ilona Kunesova ... Girl at bar
Madeleine Quiquandon Madeleine Quiquandon ... Madeleine
Pierre Taylou Pierre Taylou ... Pierre
Isabel Gargano Isabel Gargano ... Martha
Simon Berger Simon Berger
Nicole Guettard Nicole Guettard ... (as Nicole Franco)
Gerald Cazal Gerald Cazal
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Sylvia, a stripper attends a night party where the theme is a mock spy adventure. Unfortunately, she soon finds herself involved in a real espionage adventure when she is chased by Radeck, Agent 008. She hooks two playboys and ends up with an invitation to their midnight orgy. Her communist rock star bearded lover shows up in her dressing room and starts shouting slogans. Her husband pays her a visit. And then she talks directly to the camera, explaining to the viewer she has to get dressed for the party.

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Heisse Berührungen (1975) is a different cut produced by Erwin C. Dietrich. See more »

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Edited into Justine and the Whip (1979) See more »

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The midnight party of the century
9 October 1999 | by prohibited-name-1142See all my reviews

It all begins with Lina Romay dancing in chromed pants on a stage in some cheap bar. She hooks two playboys and ends up with an invitation to their midnight orgy. Her communist rock star bearded lover shows up in her dressing room and starts shouting slogans. Her husband pays her a visit. And then she talks directly to the camera, explaining to the viewer she has to get dressed for the party.

Definitly one of Franco's numbest and most chaotic feature,s where he plays a sadistic wooden-legged private eye with his trademark black sunglasses. You can see all you want from Romay, who spends most of the movie running around naked. The plot doesn't seem to be very important and the jokes fly low. If you like Franco you'll laugh to death watching this one but if you're a newcomer, you may wonder where the hell can we get some drugs as effective as the ones they used to write this.


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Country:

Belgium | Spain | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 December 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gece Yarısı Partisi See more »

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Mono

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Color (Gevacolor)

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2.35 : 1
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