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Salon Kitty (1976)

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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

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

German actress Brigitte Skay was originally cast as a Hungarian countess but refused the role after Tinto Brass asked her to show him her backside. Consequently the character was written out of the movie. 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

Hans Reiter: Man belongs to mankind. Not to a country, to a race or a religion. My conscience is clear.
Margherita: [voiceover] He constantly made love to me. Which is only right for a soldier preparing to return to the front.
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Alternate Versions

Several minutes of footage were cut from the original English-language release. They were restored for Blue Underground's DVD release in USA and Argent's DVD in UK, now complete and uncut. See more »

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A rather perverse and disturbing film
23 July 2006 | by aussiebrisguySee all my reviews

Salon Kitty is a rather disturbing film. It shows what can happen to a country when filth take over. There are many facets to this film especially the Nazi German notion of the pure aryan master race vs. the Jewish question. One of the most powerful sections of this film is where a terrified Jewish family come into contact with a group of revolting League of German Girls group. The little innocent child has accidentally dropped his toy. The League of German Girls leader rather than helping the child sees the terror in its eyes and with one foul stomp of her foot destroys the toy with her shoe, obtaining pleasure in the process, and the smugly walks on. This is a metaphor for what the Nazi German criminal regime has in store for the Jewish people of not only their own country but the rest of Europe. Ingrid Thulin is absolutely brilliant in this film as Madam Kitty, operator of the brothel, Salon Kitty. Helmut Berger is also very good in his role as the SS Officer who is charged with taking over Salon Kitty and turning it into a state run spying agency where specially trained aryan prostitutes submit reports after being with their clients on any betrayal of the Nazi regime. Downstairs in the cellars all conversations are being recorded. Madam Kitty is forced under pain of death to convert her brothel into an arm of the SS. The full horror of the lack of humanity of the SS is shown in the audition process the potential prostitutes go through where they are group tested with young SS officers. This is not a film for the light hearted. It treats human life as something not worth very much in the hands of a criminal regime.


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