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Hellhole Women (1981)

Sadomania - Hölle der Lust (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 June 1981 (Spain)
A newly-wed couple in love finds a seemingly desolate place to park the car and make love. Soon, they will face the fearsome warden Magda Urtado's cruel reality.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (screenplay), Günter Ebert (screenplay) (as Gunter Ebert)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajita Wilson ... Magda Hurtado / Man Having Sex with Lucas
Andrea Guzon Andrea Guzon ... Mercedes Llorens 'Coñito' (as Andrea Guzzon)
Ursula Buchfellner ... Tara Lindberg (as Ursula Fellner)
Antonio Mayans ... Governor Mendoza (as Robert Foster)
Uta Koepke Uta Koepke ... Olga Kowalski
Ángel Caballero Ángel Caballero ... Michael Gordon
Gina Janssen Gina Janssen ... Loba Mendoza (as Gina Jansen)
Otto Retzer ... Mario
Tania Sandoval Tania Sandoval ... Miriam
Diana Capdevila Diana Capdevila ... Head wardess
Jesús Franco ... Lucas
Consuelo Tejera Consuelo Tejera
María del Carmen González María del Carmen González
Patricia Quow Patricia Quow ... Juna
María Encarna Tejera María Encarna Tejera
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Storyline

In Spain, a newlywed couple parks their car in a deserted land to make love and they trespass a private property. They are taken to a women's prison and the husband is released while his wife is arrested and forced to hard labor. Soon she learns that the women in the prison are submitted to sexual abuse to satisfy the sadistic and lesbian warden and the impotent governor and his bisexual wife. Meanwhile her husband returns to the prison with a friend expecting to rescue his wife while Kanita and Tara are sold to a brothel. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Perverse! Jess Franco Pours On The Sleaze!


Certificate:

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Country:

Spain | West Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 June 1981 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellhole Women See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where Lucas is seen having sex with a young man, the role of the young man is actually played by lead actress Ajita Wilson, minus her wig and wearing a fake mustache. See more »

Goofs

In the scenes where Mario is rescuing the girls at the brothel and at the prison, he changes from pants to shorts, and then back to pants again. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version (released as "Prisoners Of The Flesh") was cut by a staggering 17 minutes and ran just over 60 minutes in length, and the film was rejected for a possible video release on the Redemption label in 1994 by the BBFC. The full-length version was finally passed in 2005 after 17 secs of cuts to edit footage of a pin being inserted into a woman's nipple. See more »

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More food for thought as the Samaritan Jess Franco continues to show the horror of women's prisons...ho hum
12 December 2006 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

Even though it's not a real word, the title pretty much sums this one up completely. Sadomania is yet another exploitation 'women in prison' film from the insatiable Jess Franco. I certainly don't have a problem with this sort of film in theory; I mean, who wouldn't want to see a bunch of naked lesbians having sex with each other inside a sleazy prison? But the fact is that these films are often really boring, and once you've seen one - you've seen them all. This one actually has a base plot, and it focuses on a couple of newly weds who get pulled over. She gets thrown into a lesbian jail, and he gets set free! (Sounds a bit unfair to me, who's going to cook his dinner?). After that, it's business as usual as the clothes budget was so miniscule that Franco couldn't afford to have his performers wear much; so everyone appears naked, while a few set pieces that involve a woman being 'hunted' and various other sleazy goings on populate the rest of the movie. I actually managed to get myself a copy of the 'uncut' version, which runs at a massive 102 minutes. As usual, a lot of this movie is filler that could have been cut but, I suppose, for what it is; Sadomania isn't a terrible film.


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