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Niemand weint für immer (1984)

A South African girl is captured and forced to become a hooker. It is horrible for her, but the girl escapes and finds sanctuary and love on a remote game preserve. Unfortunately, her ... See full summary »

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Jans Rautenbach

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Scot Finch, Jans Rautenbach (original story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Carpendale Howard Carpendale ... Steve Crain
Elke Sommer ... Lou Parker
Zoli Marki Zoli Marki ... Suzy van Wielligh
Fiona Ramsay Fiona Ramsay ... Karen Swart
James Ryan James Ryan ... Nico
Jana Cilliers Jana Cilliers ... Joanna Collins
Siegfried Rauch ... Hans van Wielligh
Douglas Fuchs Douglas Fuchs ... Robert Collins
Claudia Turgas Claudia Turgas ... Patsy
Dieter Weidenfeld Dieter Weidenfeld ... Klaus
Nobby Clark Nobby Clark ... Slater
John Leslie John Leslie ... Client
Lyn Hooker Lyn Hooker ... Tramp
Louw Verwey Louw Verwey ... Client
Diane Britz Diane Britz ... Nurse
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A South African girl is captured and forced to become a hooker. It is horrible for her, but the girl escapes and finds sanctuary and love on a remote game preserve. Unfortunately, her former employer finds her and carves up the girl's face, causing her lover to head off for (quite bloody) revenge. Written by Lukas Fichtinger <liderc@gmx.at>

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November 1984 (Austria) See more »

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Cathy See more »

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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Campy, soapy 1980's romance melodrama never fails to entertain
6 February 2002 | by MikeJackKearneySee all my reviews

I bought this video off of EBAY sight-unseen, and was pleasantly surprised. It's actually a very entertaining, campy soap opera from South Africa circa 1985. I think it compares favorably to RETURN TO EDEN, a more well-known but similar melodrama from Australia.

In this film, Zoli Marki (misspelled "Zoli Marks" on the American video sleeve) plays "Suzie with a Zed," a young woman living a life of forced prostitution in order to repay an evil madam to whom her father owes money. Enter Howard Carpendale, who I must admit I'd never heard of before. He plays a veterenarian who travels from the bush to Johannesburg to help save the endangered Rhino. He also sings the theme song and contributes other material used for obligatory music video sequences. Elke Sommer plays an old hooker friend of Suzie's who cares about her and shows her the ropes. Elke alone makes the film worth seeing. In a completely unrestrained performance, Elke screams, dances, cries, laughs, gives inspirational pep talks, makes faces, sticks her tongue out, etc. (sometimes all in the same scene!). That's not mentioning her "singing in the bathtub" sequence, which has to be seen to be believed!

In addition to the freaked-out acting and dialogue, there is an alarming amount of animal footage in this film. Even though the bulk of the film is set in the city, there is at least one lion's face or gazelle leaping every fifteen minutes.

Almost every scene is touched with inspired madness - making for a truly surreal viewing experience.


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