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Die Jungfrauen Maschine (1988)

A reporter who goes to San Francisco to write about romance has an affair with a stripper from an all-women's club.

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Ina Blum ... Dorothee Müller
Marcelo Uriona ... Bruno
Gad Klein ... Heinz
Peter Kern ... Hormone Specialist
Hans-Christoph Blumenberg ... Telephone Caller
Dominique Gaspar ... Dominique
... Susie Sexpert
Shelly Mars ... Ramona
Fritz Mikesch ... Man in the backyard
... Boat sculler
George Lannan ... Man in the backayard
Erica Marcus ... Landlady
Rhonda Jarvis ... Woman on the street
Carla Wood Saivre ... Woman in hotel room
Fakir Musafar ... Man in hotel room
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Dorothee, a would-be writer and journalist, leaves Germany for the Oz of San Francisco, searching for her long-lost mother and a cure for the malady of love. Installed in the Tenderloin, she peeps in on neighbors' bizarre sex rituals as well as does sightseeing of the more traditional kind. But encounters with male impersonator Ramona, charming Hungarian bohemian Dominique, and Susie Sexpert, barker for an all-girl strip show, lead to exploratory adventures of self-discovery and fun. When Dorothy surfaces like a dazzled tourist on the wilder shores of the city's lesbian community, she has discovered her true sexuality. . . . and left some illusions behind. Written by Monika Treut

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Drama | Romance

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10 February 1989 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Wiener Blut (Op. 354)
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Music by Johann Strauss
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A poor example of independent film
23 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie was very fragmented and disjointed. Dorothee had very little appeal to me, as I was unable to connect to her character. Much of the script did not match with the video, and there were too many jumps in the story. I was extremely thrown off when, unexpectedly, one of the characters began speaking in Spanish, switching suddenly back to German. I was unable to attach myself to the movie, and when the plot finally began to take off (once Dorothee was in the United States), the movie ended with very little explanation. Agreeing with the previous person posting a review, perhaps I would have enjoyed the film more if I understood German. It was obvious that much of the script was not translated into the subtitles.


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