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Die Sklavinnen (1977)

When a woman has been found by the police she tells of being kidnapped, drugged and tortured by 'Arminda' (Lina Romay). For many years they have been trying to shut down Arminda's sex ... See full summary »

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Jesús Franco

Writer:

Erwin C. Dietrich (as Manfred Gregor)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lina Romay ... Madame Arminda
Martine Stedil ... Martine Radeck
Vítor Mendes Vítor Mendes ... Amos Radeck
Esther Moser ... Marta
Peggy Markoff ... Vicky
Aida Vargas Aida Vargas ... Minou
Jesús Franco ... Radeck's Assistant
Raymond Hardy Raymond Hardy ... Raymond
Ronald Weiss Ronald Weiss ... Rock
Yvonne Eduser Yvonne Eduser ... Ebenholz
Eric Falk ... Man with Ebenholz
Aida Gouveia Aida Gouveia ... Lola
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diotta Fatou Diotta Fatou ... Tanga, the black Stripper
Karl Gysling Karl Gysling ... Police Sergeant
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Storyline

When a woman has been found by the police she tells of being kidnapped, drugged and tortured by 'Arminda' (Lina Romay). For many years they have been trying to shut down Arminda's sex palace called The Pagoda, but can't get close enough as she has friends in high places. But now they have found a woman who will help put Arminda away for years. Written by wxjuh

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

German

Release Date:

15 April 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Slaves See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Production Co:

Elite Film See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Slave to Franco
30 January 2009 | by John_MclarenSee all my reviews

We all the know the Jess Franco template for this mid-period run of his films: plenty of nudity, over use of Lina Romay (who must always be nude), re-used vaguely tropical sets and an element of blatant sexploitation.

Well Die Sklavinnen fits all those requirements. If you think you have seen the film before, then you probably have. We have seen it all (with the same cast) in Ilsa the Wicked Warden, Women in Prison or Barbed Wire Dolls.

There is in fact only one slave, Martine Stedl, who is taken hostage and sexed and drugged up by Romay. Drama is provided by her implausibly fat father who apparently wants her back. Romay is the baddie and gets tortured a little, but it is all pretty tame. Reasonable amount of FFN, but we wouldn't like it any other way.

So, one of the lesser Franco outings. Don't expect wall to wall confinement or an outbreak of mass slavery. But hey, I still don't get bored of these early films, so who cares?


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