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Salon Kitty (1976)

X | | Drama, War | 21 January 1977 (USA)
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Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official, who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself.

Director:

Tinto Brass

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Antonio Colantuoni (story), Ennio De Concini (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helmut Berger ... Helmut Wallenberg
Ingrid Thulin ... Kitty Kellermann
Teresa Ann Savoy ... Margherita
John Steiner ... Biondo
Sara Sperati Sara Sperati ... Helga, the dominatrix
Maria Michi ... Hilde
Rosemarie Lindt Rosemarie Lindt ... Susan
Paola Senatore ... Marika
John Ireland ... Cliff
Tina Aumont ... Herta Wallenberg
Alexandra Bogojevic Alexandra Bogojevic ... Gloria
Dan van Husen ... Rauss
Ullrich Haupt
Stefano Satta Flores Stefano Satta Flores ... Dino
Bekim Fehmiu ... Hans Reiter
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Storyline

Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl named Margherita discovers the little ploy and with Kitty's help plans to take on the dangerous task of exposing the conspiracy. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Taglines:

Depraved. Decadent. Damned. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian | German | English

Release Date:

21 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madam Kitty See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut) | (director's cut) | (cut) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Maria Michi's last film before retirement. See more »

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The dead prostitute in the medical lecture scene is obviously a mannequin. See more »

Quotes

Helmut Wallenberg: What frightens you, what you see or what you don't?
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Alternate Versions

When "Salon Kitty" was initially released in the U.S., it was re-titled "Madam Kitty" and was trimmed by 23 minutes, most of cuts being the film's controversial political subtext. See more »

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Overlong but atmospheric slice of Nazi-ploitation
6 November 2006 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

"Salon Kitty" is a cinematic journey into the seedy goings-on at Madame Kitty's Berlin brothel, where the prostitutes are SS-trained, patriotic beauties. While this premise may sound intriguing, the actual delivery is drawn-out and, it must be said, a tad boring. 20 minutes cut have been cut out of this movie and it would have been more effective as a result.

Scenes of debauchery are limited but interesting. The scene where the SS girls are viewed with a variety of sexual partners as a test to see how they react is deliciously dark and unsettling. I'm not easily shocked but this particular sequence really pushes barriers of taste and censorship (and should be applauded as a result).

The film is atmospheric and the sets (by Ken Adam, famous for his Bond creations) are excellent. However, there are too many musical interludes for my taste. It's like "Cabaret" on acid.

A hesitant recommendation, "Salon Kitty" won't be to everybody's tastes. It's a flawed film but it has its moments. Not a film to avoid controversy, animal lovers will be appalled that scenes of real pig-killing are contained. This put me off my hot dog, as did the many scenes of male genitalia. Tinto Brass seems to be obsessed with all things dangly. Trust me, by the end of the film, you'll be wishing that the cast put some clothes on. (An exception to this may be the delightful Teresa Ann Savoy, but I digress.) 6 out of 10 - could have been leaner and meaner.


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