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La casa de las mujeres perdidas (1983)

Desdemona lives on an isolated island with her strange family: her father Mario, her stepmother Dulcinea and her mentally challenged sister Paulova. As the only inhabitants on the island ... See full summary »

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Jesús Franco

Writers:

Jesús Franco (screenplay), Jesús Franco (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lina Romay ... Desdémona / Daughter (as Candy Coster)
Antonio Mayans ... Mario / father
Carmen Carrión Carmen Carrión ... Dulcinea / stepmother
Asunción Calero Asunción Calero ... Paulova / Daughter (as Susana Kerr)
Antonio Rebollo Antonio Rebollo ... Tony / stranger (as Tony Skios)
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Desdemona lives on an isolated island with her strange family: her father Mario, her stepmother Dulcinea and her mentally challenged sister Paulova. As the only inhabitants on the island loneliness and desolation engulf all members of her family. Desdemona tries to ward off her boredom by taking long walks along the beach or engaging in acts of self-gratification. She often tries to seduce her own father Mario to engage in acts of a sexual nature. Their daily routine is interrupted by the arrival (by boat) of a robust male stranger who brings friction into Desdemona's family. Written by lament

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 June 1983 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Perversión en la isla perdida See more »

Filming Locations:

Murcia, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Sonata invernal
Composed by Jesús Franco and Rebeca White
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Family drama, Franco style
17 April 2009 | by oraklonSee all my reviews

One of the most obscure Franco's i've had the privilege to see. Or rather see the first hour of because after that the frame just freezes on my (very murky) copy, leaving the confused viewer to wonder what the hell happened. OK, I admit it, I didn't understand a thing but it seems to be some kind of perverse, kinky, black comedy/ironic family-drama/soft porno? Only in the mind of Jess Franco... A family is living together on an isolated island and the family idyll is sometimes disrupted by PC stuff like the daughter masturbating in front of her father (i'd say a good third of the film consists of Lina jacking off), the mother forcing her children to take part in S/M games or Lina giving her retarded sister a handjob. "We're a happy family, we're a happy family hey mum and daddy", as the Ramones song goes. There's a lot of lot of seemingly misplaced, mindless chattering (which I didn't understand of course) during all the weird and sick stuff going-ons, so I would guess the film is wittier and more intelligent than first seems (much like The Inconfessionable Orgies of Emmanuelle I guess, in which the dry, sarcastic tone got lost completely in the language barrier until the subtitled DVD release revealed a much better film than thought at first). But all in all it's safe to say that this no budget wonder is for francophiliacs only. I don't know whether I should consult a film buff or a psychiatrist, but why the hell did this film somehow remind me of a perverted Douglas Sirk?


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