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Seduction: The Cruel Woman (1985)

Verführung: Die grausame Frau (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 3 November 1989 (USA)
Wanda ist von Berufs wegen grausam. Ihre Spezialitaet: das Erfinden von Fallen fuer ihre Liebhaber/innen. Gregor, der romantische Schwaermer, wird aus seinem Traum gerissen. Justine, die ... See full summary »

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Elfi Mikesch (screenplay), Monika Treut (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mechthild Großmann Mechthild Großmann ... Wanda
Udo Kier ... Gregor
Sheila McLaughlin Sheila McLaughlin ... Justine
Carola Regnier Carola Regnier ... Caren
Peter Weibel Peter Weibel ... Herr Maehrsch
Georgette Dee Georgette Dee ... Friederike
Judith Flex Judith Flex ... Judith
Barbara Ossenkopp Barbara Ossenkopp ... Leila
John Erdman John Erdman ... Customer
Daniela Ziegler Daniela Ziegler ... Mutter
Katorka Takerka Katorka Takerka ... Tochter
Karin Roewer-Nennemann Karin Roewer-Nennemann ... Saleswoman
George Lannan George Lannan ... Old Man
Juerg Schlachter Juerg Schlachter ... Young Man
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Wanda ist von Berufs wegen grausam. Ihre Spezialitaet: das Erfinden von Fallen fuer ihre Liebhaber/innen. Gregor, der romantische Schwaermer, wird aus seinem Traum gerissen. Justine, die naive Unschuld aus Uebersee, muss lernen, dass auch die Leidenschaft eine Illusion ist. Herr Maehrsch, ein Journalist, will ein Interview mit Wanda und lernt dabei etwas ueber seine verborgenen Wunesche. Nur Caren weiss, worum es geht. Deshalb spielt sie auch bald keine Rolle mehr. (aus dem Prorammheft Max-Ophuels-Preis 1995) "Aufregenderes, subversiveres, seltsameres Kino wird man so bald bei uns nicht mehr zu sehen bekommen." (H.C. Blumenberg, die Zeit) Written by Gregor Erbach <erbach@coli.uni-sb.de>

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Certificate:

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seduction: The Cruel Woman See more »

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Hyena Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)
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Weird...
12 July 2002 | by Fire-WalkWithMeSee all my reviews

The only reason I tracked down this movie is because of Udo Kier... And I have to say, he's done some really really bizarre roles... Including this one...

All the women in the movie look like men, or sound like them... So it's pretty funny. But the movies not funny, not really. Except the guy who wants Mistress to use him 'as a toilet' hahaha.

The movie is bizarre.. it's haunting. The colors are.. I don't know, it just adds to the weirdness. The ending sort of left you hanging, but I did watch it again before I commented here, and I guess it ended at a nice place.

Udo Kier. Any movie with Udo, I can't leave a bad comment... lol. He talks German all through the movie, which I like... he has the BEST voice in the world... He's mistreated in the movie by, Wanda, the Mistress who owns the 'GALLERY', and it's sad! He did good in his role, I guess, he never gave any expression, or anything...

It's not the type of movie I'd watch at a party or anything, but it's definately not the worst I've ever seen...


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