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Caged Women (1980)

Gefangene Frauen (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Action | September 1996 (USA)
A bunch of delinquent women are shipped to an island prison run by the sadistic warden Carla. Forced into situations of sexual perversion and violence and torture, the prisoners band ... See full summary »


Erwin C. Dietrich (as Michael Thomas)


Erwin C. Dietrich (screenplay) (as Manfred Gregor), Melvin Quiñones (dialogue) (as Melvin Quinones)




Complete credited cast:
Karine Gambier ... Carla the Warden (as Simone Samson)
Brigitte Lahaie ... Rita
Nadine Pascal Nadine Pascal ... Rosi
France Lomay ... Lisa (as Francette Maillol)
Eric Falk ... The Male Warden
Will Stoer Will Stoer ... Marco / the President
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudia Fielers Claudia Fielers ... Linda (archive footage)


A bunch of delinquent women are shipped to an island prison run by the sadistic warden Carla. Forced into situations of sexual perversion and violence and torture, the prisoners band together to try to overthrow Carla and escape the island.

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Adventure | Action


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Everyone undress!
19 April 2009 | by superguapo2000See all my reviews

Though Gefangene Frauen masquerades as a Women In Prison movie, it's more like the collected footage of some people on a nudist vacation, shot between meals and sight-seeing, sort of like a nude Sports Illustrated Prison Swimsuit video. The plot is slapped together in normal euro-trash fashion, and takes up very little of this flick, which is a shame, since it's really pretty comical. At one point there's three consecutive coup d'états in the span of ten minutes. The dialog is scant but always poignant:

Warden: "You cannot and will not leave this island. As a reminder you will no longer wear your clothes. Everyone undress!"

.. which is thought-provoking, since everyone (including the warden and the guards) was already undressed almost the whole time. But now it's for real.

Directed and written by Edwin Dietrich, euro-smut-peddler extraordinaire, Gefangene Frauen takes place mostly outdoors in what seems like a Mediterranean island. The light is crisp and the color is subtly beautiful, which is rare for a flick of this caliber. It helps that the cast is completely nude throughout almost the entire duration of the movie, be they in their cells, or performing manual labor (ie. throwing small rocks around) in the countryside.

Gefangene Frauen dispenses with the sadistic aspects of the genre, and focuses mostly on nudity and getting the scenes shot before dinner time. It's a good movie to play in the background while doing something else, though it's a must to pay attention any time there's dialog.

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September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Women's Penitentiary VII See more »

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Elite Film See more »
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