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The Red Nights of the Gestapo (1977)

Le lunghe notti della Gestapo (original title)
An illustrious group of German industrialists plot to overthrow Hitler by negotiating a peace treaty with England. Disgraced, but dedicated Nazi officer Colonel Werner von Uhland is ... See full summary »

Director:

Fabio De Agostini

Writers:

Fabio De Agostini (screenplay), Bertha Uhland (based on the book by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ezio Miani Ezio Miani ... Standartenführer Werner von Uhland
Nando Marineo Nando Marineo ... Felix Toten
Fred Williams ... Helmut von Danzig
Rosita Torosh ... Obersturmbannführer Ursula Tanner (as Rosita Torosch)
Isabelle Marchall ... Isabelle
Mike Morris Mike Morris ... General von Guderwal
Franco Patano Franco Patano ... Friedrich Schatz
Paola Maiolini Paola Maiolini ... Bertha
Luca Sportelli Luca Sportelli ... Arthur Bering
Luciano Rossi ... Erich Schwab
Alessandra Palladino Alessandra Palladino ... Greta
Almina De Sanzio Almina De Sanzio ... Martha
Niki Penati Niki Penati ... Esther
Giorgio Cerioni Giorgio Cerioni ... Walter Wagner
Carla Schiavanovic Carla Schiavanovic ... Linda
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An illustrious group of German industrialists plot to overthrow Hitler by negotiating a peace treaty with England. Disgraced, but dedicated Nazi officer Colonel Werner von Uhland is assigned by his superiors to ferret out these deceitful dissidents and stop them before it's too late. von Uhland recruits a bunch of beautiful women to seduce these traitors and undermine their conspiracy. Written by Woodyanders

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They Created the Most Depraved Society the World Has Ever Known!

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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Goofs

Uhland is supposed to be the rank of Standartenfuhrer (Colonel) but the collar tab rank insignia on his uniform is actually the rank of a Sturmhauptfuhrer (Captain). See more »

Alternate Versions

The film's international version, dubbed in English, was cut from 108 minutes to 103 minutes and 80 minutes in Australia, 96 minutes in the USA, and banned in the UK in 1979. The UK theatrical release took place only in the Fall of 1981 with an X certificate and cut to 85 minutes. There's a DVD version that is apparently uncut. over 12 minutes of cuts. See more »

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Lullaby for Monsters
Sung by Giovanna Nocetti
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I don't want a history lesson; I want sleaze.
13 January 2008 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

If, like me, you prefer your Nazisploitation loaded with gore, perversion and nudity, with a generous side order of camp, then you would probably be best advised to goose-step straight past Red Nights of the Gestapo.

Ezio Miani plays Werner von Uhland, an SS Colonel attempting to infiltrate a select group of the bourgeoisie who are known for their dislike of Der Führer. Inviting the seven men to a secret meeting, Werner pairs each guest with a women chosen for her ability to cater for that person's specific perversion (amazingly, each guest seems to have his own unique sexual weakness).

By recording each couple with hidden microphones, Werner hopes to uncover the group's plans to overthrow Hitler's regime, whilst also gathering material for blackmail.

With a script that delves rather too deeply into the political history of the Nazis circa 1941, Fabio De Agostini's movie proves to be more concerned with factual accuracy than in delivering sleaze. Thus, we get frequent extremely dull conversations about the defection of Hess, the progress of the Wehrmacht, and anti-Nazi sentiments amongst the German intelligentsia, and not nearly enough time devoted to the lesbianism, sado-masochism, violence and extreme decadent behaviour that is normally associated with the genre (although a hilarious nymphomaniac and a female Hitler impersonator do try their best to liven up proceedings).

And with the entire movie set in a castle, rather than a concentration camp (like so many other films of its ilk), we don't even get any unnecessarily painful experimentation performed on prisoners. Shame!


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

31 March 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(uncut) | (edited) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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