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Singapore sling: O anthropos pou agapise ena ptoma (1990)

A man searching for his long-lost lover is kidnapped by her killers, an insane, mother-daughter duo, and they force him to commit various sexual atrocities with them.

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Nikos Nikolaidis
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Cast

Cast overview:
Meredyth Herold ... Daughter
Panos Thanassoulis ... Singapore Sling (as Panagiotis Thanasoulis)
Michele Valley ... Mother
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Storyline

Singapore Sling is chasing after Laura, a romantic memory from his past. One night he finds himself in a mysterious villa, watching two women bury a body. He falls into their trap and, in an atmosphere of isolation and decadence, the trio act out insane pleasure games and a ritual of blood and murder. Written by George Chryssovitsanos <critirio@compulink.gr>

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Country:

Greece

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French | English | Greek

Release Date:

6 December 1990 (Greece) See more »

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Singapore Sling See more »

Filming Locations:

Kifissia, Athens, Greece

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Mono

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1.66 : 1
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References Laura (1944) See more »

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Laura
Performed by Julie London
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Nightmarish surreal and bizarre midnight movie
21 January 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

It's difficult to categorise the black-and-white surreal experience that is "Singapore Sling". The film probably falls into the midnight movie category with films like "Eraserhead" and "Jungfrau am Abgrund" - nightmarish celluloid journeys that leave you wondering, "Did I really see that?" as you wake in the cold light of the morning.

"Singapore Sling" is beautifully shot; every scene is lit perfectly and looks amazing. From the opening scene where two rain-drenched and mud-caked scantily clad women dispose of the "chauffeur", the tone is set for over-the-top weirdness.

Erotic, sickening, funny and shocking, "Sling" is a taboo-busting tale of incest, murder, fruit abuse and insanity. Acts of sexual debauchery are thrown at the viewer almost casually. The actress who plays the daughter is classically beautiful and delivers some of the most bizarre scenes I've ever witnessed. This is an actress who's trusting the director to deliver a solid film. I would say that this trust is well-placed - Nikos Nikolaidis has produced a unique movie that is impossible to forget and that lingers in the mind like a fever induced bad dream.

For those of a nervous disposition and fragile constitution, this is a movie that should be avoided like the plague. Fans of transgressive cinema, however, will probably love this movie and appreciate its dark slice of perverse comedy.

9 out of 10. A twisted, hellish journey into celluloid madness that is as captivating as it is repelling.


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