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Night Has a Thousand Desires (1984)

Mil sexos tiene la noche (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 5 March 1984 (Spain)
A telepathic nightclub act becomes the backdrop for murder.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

Writer:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lina Romay ... Irina
Daniel Katz Daniel Katz ... Fabián
Carmen Carrión Carmen Carrión ... Lorna
Albino Graziani Albino Graziani ... Ahmed
José Llamas José Llamas
Alicia Príncipe Alicia Príncipe ... (as Alicia Pedreira)
Mari Carmen Nieto Mari Carmen Nieto ... (as Mamie Kaplan)
Mauro Rivera Mauro Rivera
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A telepathic nightclub act becomes the backdrop for murder.

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 March 1984 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Franco at his finest - somebody get this film on DVD now!
17 April 2009 | by Lars JacobssonSee all my reviews

This obscure Golden Films production got to pop the Franco-cherry on my new movie projector. It was just the right choice! Lina Romay, chubby like she just walked out of an Anders Zorn-painting, plays Irena (Female Vampire flashbacks, anybody?) who's part of a kind of hypnosis nightclub act with the magician Fábian. He's not a very nice guy and uses his hypnotic powers to use poor Irena as an instrument of vengeance, sleeping with and killing off his enemies. Or is the whole set up just part of her nightmares? An unusually good, hypnotic (in both meanings of the word) sleaze flick that really shows what Franco can achieve with extremely limited resources - some hotel rooms, a handful of actors (the same old faces that's in all films from this period), a film camera and some re-used Daniel White music. Man, I really love this stripped down Golden Films stuff when it's done right and this films is much closer in spirit to, say, Macumba Sexual than Mansion of the Living Dead. Parts of the film are almost delirious. There's a thick, intimate atmosphere and interesting experimental photography. Some scenes are almost bordering on the poetic, for example we have a beautifully shot long kiss filmed through a glass door, bathing in sunlight. Say what you want about Lina's acting capacity but here she gives all she's got, somewhat reprising her roles in Female Vampire and Doriana Gray. Even though the story itself is more similar to Nightmares Come at Night. Highly recommended!


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