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SS Camp 5: Women's Hell (1977)

SS Lager 5: L'inferno delle donne (original title)
During the last days of WW2, several female prisoners arrive at Camp 5 to work as sex slaves for officers and guinea pigs for horrific experiments by Nazi doctors who are trying to find a ... See full summary »


Sergio Garrone


Tecla Romanelli (story), Vinicio Marinucci (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Paola Corazzi ... Edith
Rita Manna ... Alina
Giorgio Cerioni Giorgio Cerioni ... Colonel Strasser
Serafino Profumo ... Lieutenant Hans
Attilio Dottesio ... Professor Abraham
Patrizia Melega ... Kapo Greta
Paola D'Egidio Paola D'Egidio ... Deborah
Vincenzo Amici Vincenzo Amici
Paola Lelio ... Magda
Mariella Furgiuele Mariella Furgiuele ... Kapo (as Mariella Forgivele)


During the last days of WW2, several female prisoners arrive at Camp 5 to work as sex slaves for officers and guinea pigs for horrific experiments by Nazi doctors who are trying to find a cure for burns. But these women are not going to die without a fight... Can they stay alive until the closing Red army comes to their rescue? Written by JW85

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Lt. Hans: These are calculations of our experts: every prisoner has an average lifespan of nine months. And when rented to factories at a price of six Marks a day, less the cost of room, board and clothing, yields a profit of five Marks sixty five, for a total of 1500 Marks each. This is without calculating the gold from their teeth, their hair, their money, valuable objects and the clothing they were wearing at the time of their arrest. And to the foregoing, we can also add what we can get from using ...
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Once wasn't enough for Garrone.
23 September 2015 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

WWII—the Germans are losing the war, but their atrocities continue unabated, a shipment of new prisoners arriving at a women's concentration camp, where they are immediately divided into two groups: whores for the sexual gratification of German officers, and human guinea pigs for Nazi experimentation.

Having presumably made a tidy profit from his infamous video nasty SS Experiment Camp, director Sergio Garrone went and did it all over again with SS Lager 5, another tasteless concoction of sex and violence guaranteed to offend the sensibilities of all but the most jaded Nazisploitation fan.

This one has all the ingredients one might expect—evil Aryan doctors, a lesbian head guard called Greta (Patrizia Melega), a sadistic lieutenant (Serafino Profumo), group shower scenes, a botched escape plan, one particularly plucky prisoner (Jamaican babe Alina, played by Rita Manna), and the brutal torture of numerous naked women (fingernail-pulling, head-crushing and tongue-ripping, oh my!)—but what makes it REALLY objectionable is its use of genuine concentration camp photography during the opening credits (an eye-opener of an introduction if I've ever seen one) and, later on, authentic death camp footage depicting the unceremonious dumping of corpses in mass graves.

This shameless plumbing of the depths of taste and decency in the name of entertainment make SS Lager 5 one of the most effectively nasty films of its ilk.

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11 January 1977 (Italy) See more »

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