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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

Writers:

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Depraved. Decadent. Damned. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

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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

In his own words, Tinto Brass considers himself 'the King of Mirrors' as he knows how to film mirrors without the camera being seen on film. This is why the movie is thoroughly infused with frequent mirror images of his leading lady and the other actresses as well. See more »

Goofs

When film of the Nazi party rally is being projected on a nude woman, the projector being used was not in existence at the time the film takes place. See more »

Quotes

Helmut Wallenberg: [strong ice-cold German accent] I want you to be in my private dreams.
Margherita: You need another ghost, like your wife?
Helmut Wallenberg: It's my wish. But your duty.
[grabs her, grunts]
Margherita: You want me to lose my body? My very being?
Helmut Wallenberg: [with contempt] Would you rather stay as you are now? With your pitiful love affair? My aims are higher.
[haughtily:]
Helmut Wallenberg: That's why I am a National Socialist. I have a goal. A hope. And with you, it will be complete,
[gesturing around him at all the trappings of his success]
Helmut Wallenberg: What does your pilot's ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema release was cut by the BBFC to reduce shots of female genitals as well as to edit a scene where a man probes a woman with a penis-shaped loaf of bread and shots of men throwing phallic-shaped darts at a woman's painted pubic region, and the 1993 Redemption video version featured a heavily abridged and 12 minute shorter print. The full length 133 minute version was passed fully uncut in the UK in 2004 by Argent Films DVD. See more »

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VERY sleazy, but surprisingly dull
12 December 2003 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I'm not really sure what I was hoping for when I rented this movie, but I know I certainly wasn't hoping for what I got here. To be sure, the art direction is extremely good. And sure, there is gobs of nudity and sex almost bordering on hard-core. But despite all this, the movie is BORING, especially at the almost ungodly length of over 2 hours with the recently issued director's cut! While there is an interesting idea with the plot premise, it goes all over the place. Characters come then go offscreen for long periods of time so they aren't really developed, and the little plot there is would probably (at best) barely cover an hour if all the redundant footage was cut out. All the same, pretty amazing Germany would get involved in a coproduction of this nature, and I guess it might be considered an interesting footnote in that it served as a warm-up for Brass' equally bizarre later film CALIGULA.


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