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Nazi Love Camp 27 (1977)

La svastica nel ventre (original title)
As the menacing clouds of WWII spread all over across Europe, a young flaxen-haired Jew woman will witness her idyllic life crumble into pieces as she is rounded up and thrown to forced prostitution at the infamous "joy-camp" 27.

Director:

Mario Caiano (as William Hawkins)

Writers:

Gianfranco Clerici (story), Sandro Amati (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sirpa Lane ... Hannah Meyer
Giancarlo Sisti Giancarlo Sisti ... Captain Kurt von Stein
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... Captain Klaus Berger
Gianfilippo Carcano Gianfilippo Carcano ... Hanna's Father
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... General at the Nazi Brothel
Marzia Ubaldi Marzia Ubaldi ... Frau Gruber
Renata Moar ... Klaus's Sister
Isabella Russo Isabella Russo
Christiana Borghi ... Woman at the love camp (as Cristiana Borghi)
Mike Morris Mike Morris ... Herr Gruppenführer
Sarah Crespi Sarah Crespi ... First rape victim
Margherita Horowitz Margherita Horowitz ... Hanna's Mother
Gaetano Russo Gaetano Russo
Giovanni Di Benedetto Giovanni Di Benedetto ... (as Gianni De Benedetto)
Gudrun Gundelach Gudrun Gundelach ... Dr. Günther
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As the menacing clouds of war spread all over across Europe right before the outburst of WWII, flaxen-haired Jew Hannah Meyer will witness her idyllic life and her promising love affair with the perfect Aryan boyfriend Klaus Berger, crumble into pieces before her very eyes. Before long, the two innocent lovers will be separated by war's lunacy, with young Kurt enlisted in the German Waffen-SS, while hapless Hannah is rounded up and thrown to forced prostitution at the infamous "joy-camp" 27. Under those circumstances, there, in the god-forsaken purgatory, Hannah will finally meet with Waffen-SS Captain Kurt von Stein who will promise her the world, however, the proud Jewish girl refusing to accept her cruel and undeserved fate, has undisclosed plans of her own.. Written by Nick Riganas

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Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Captain Kurt von Stein: [addressing new arrivals] Well, you heard what Sergeant Lenhardt said. You must realise that I have a great deal of faith in discipline. If any one of you does not obey an order, you will be punished immediately - which is to say, exterminated. Have I made myself clear? Now strip completely. And I mean, completely. That goes for your jewellery as well. Everything.
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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

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One of the more thought-provoking Nazisploitation movies.
18 December 2013 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Sirpa Lane stars as Jew Hannah Meyer, whose idyllic life with her German boyfriend Klaus is interrupted by the madness that is war: Klaus is enlisted in the army while Hannah is rounded up and sent to become a prostitute in a 'joy camp'. Plucky Hannah resists her assigned fate and is eventually sentenced to execution, but is rescued by an SS Captain Kurt Von Stein, who admires her chutzpah and takes her to be his lover.

When Von Stein is tasked with operating a brothel for high ranking officers, he gives Hannah a new identity and makes her madam. Hannah plays along, realising it might be her only hope for survival, but fate intervenes, reuniting her with Klaus and spurring her on to fight back at those who have made her life hell…

Just when I think that I've seen all the sleazy Nazisploitation movies available, another one crawls its way out of the sewers, this one making an appearance on YouTube of all places, a fact that is made all the more remarkable given that it is one of the less camp examples of the genre (despite the inclusion of a lesbian commandant), a downbeat, more realistic effort replete with mean-spirited violence and X-rated sex scenes. With events based on real-life Nazi exploits ('joy divisions' really existed, as did experiments on creating a race of perfect Aryan children), the film is not just a good opportunity to ogle countless naked women, but also a harrowing reminder of the extreme evil that mankind is so often capable of.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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(Québec)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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