2 user 2 critic

Madame X - Eine absolute Herrscherin (1978)

Several women, all bored with their menial lives, join a lesbian pirate ship and set sail on a kooky adventure.




Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of cosmopolitan women passengers aboard the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian Railway are taken prisoner by Ulan Iga, a warrior princess.

Director: Ulrike Ottinger
Stars: Badema, Lydia Billiet, Christoph Eichhorn
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman given to us as a "trinkerin" is having a special tour in Berlin, she bought herself a single way ticket, and start drinking everywhere she can....

Director: Ulrike Ottinger
Stars: Tabea Blumenschein, Lutze, Magdalena Montezuma
Freak Orlando (1981)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the form of a "small theater of the world", a history of the world from its beginnings to our day, including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, ... See full summary »

Director: Ulrike Ottinger
Stars: Magdalena Montezuma, Delphine Seyrig, Albert Heins
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Directors: Tabea Blumenschein, Ulrike Ottinger
Stars: Tabea Blumenschein, Wally Busch, Valeska Gert
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Our organization will create a human being whom we can shape and manipulate according to our needs. Dorian Gray: young, rich and handsome. We will make him, seduce him and break him.

Director: Ulrike Ottinger
Stars: Veruschka von Lehndorff, Delphine Seyrig, Tabea Blumenschein
Madame X (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When her lover is killed, the wife of a wealthy man is convinced to fake her own death, which leads her into greater depths of depravity until fate reunites her with her long-lost son, who is unaware of her real identity.

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Lana Turner, John Forsythe, Ricardo Montalban


Credited cast:
Tabea Blumenschein ... Madame X
Monika von Cube ... Karla Freund-Goldmund
Roswitha Janz ... Noa-Noa
Irene von Lichtenstein ... Blow-up
Lutze ... Betty Brille
Mona ... Omega Zentauri
Yvonne Rainer ... Josephine de College
Claudia Skoda ... Flora Tannenbaum
Mackay Taylor ... Belcampo oder Schönfeld
Hella Utesch ... Hoi-sin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Ripploh ... Matrose


Several women, all bored with their menial lives, join a lesbian pirate ship and set sail on a kooky adventure.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

3 March 1978 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Madame X: An Absolute Ruler  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the most excruciating experiences of my life!
27 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

I had stumbled upon the works of Ulrike Ottinger while walking through SOHO one afternoon. It was there I came across an exhibit of her film stills and was taken away by the imagery, especially "Joan of Arc of Mongolia." There happened to be mini festival of selected films at Anthology Film Archives and Madame X was the film I chose to view.

Not only are the seats at Anthology uncomfortable but it made the experience of sitting through this ponderously, didactic film unbearable. The quality of the film was mediocre. I felt as if I was being beaten over the head with feminist ideology to the point where I wanted to scream. I really didn't care for Madame X and found that even with meticulous editing, it still wouldn't be watchable, since it seemed to run for about 3 hours.

The only saving grace about Madame X is one specific shot, where a dummy in a wheelchair goes off the side of a ship. This broke up the monotony of a truly painful experience...but only briefly.

5 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial