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Les nuits brûlantes de Linda (1975)

Not Rated | | Drama | 16 July 1975 (France)
A wealthy father hires a young woman in need of a job to take care of his depressed and paralysed daughter, as well as his lonely, sensuous but adopted daughter.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as J.P. Johnson, Rick Deconinck in Italy)

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Jesús Franco (screenplay), Jesús Franco (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alice Arno ... Marie-France / caretaker
Lina Romay ... Olivia / Daughter
Verónica Llimerá Verónica Llimerá ... Linda / Daughter
Paul Muller ... Paul / Father
Monica Swinn ... Lorna / Wife
James Harris James Harris ... Lorna's Lover
Catherine Lafferière Catherine Lafferière ... Photojournalist
Angelo Bassi Angelo Bassi ... The Inspector
Richard Bigotini Richard Bigotini ... Head of Agency (as Richard De Conninck)
Jesús Franco ... Dr. Roberts (as Jess Franck)
Pierre Taylou Pierre Taylou ... Abdul
Raymond Hardy Raymond Hardy ... Head of Agency
Joseph Mattei Joseph Mattei
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Storyline

A young woman is hired to care for an elderly man who lives on an island off the Greek coast. When she arrives there the man warns her that his daughters are evil and dangerous. The woman discovers that one of the daughters is a crazed nymphomaniac who pursues, and seduces, everyone in the house, including her crippled sister. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 July 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hot Nights of Linda See more »

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Runtime:

(hardcore)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Lukewarm Nights of Linda
29 January 2015 | by joenookSee all my reviews

Even as a big fan of Franco's films, this one is up there as one of his most drab. Made in a year when he worked on 11 films, some incomplete, it unfortunately really shows. There is some atmospheric lighting and nice sets with gorgeous furnishing, but these are typically not used to their full potential and lack no real substance. The story is near incomprehensible, often interlaced with incessant shots of someone sitting on a bed, walking through a hallway, and then awkwardly zoomed-in softcore. For an 80 minute film, it feels like it goes on forever, skimping on the erotica and atmosphere, and ultimately ending with no real payoff.

On the plus side, Lina Romay looks as fine as ever, showcasing some very attractive outfits throughout, often though only for a minute or two. Only one scene in the film is particularly worth viewing, that of a rather infamously seductive scene involving Lina and a banana.

In all, this should be near the bottom of your list when checking out Franco's films, if not maybe skipping it altogether and just viewing the standout Lina scene if you're a fan. As much as it pains me to say it, but this is a highly disappointing film that I was really looking forward to.


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