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Jungfrau am Abgrund (1990)

Young girl becomes Alice in dreamland during menstruation. Wild dreams and nightmares about sexuality, vampirism, death, obsessions and other bizarre things.

Director:

Carl Andersen

Writer:

Carl Andersen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Soledad Marceignac Soledad Marceignac ... Ilona
Frank Khunne Frank Khunne
David Hollman David Hollman ... Franz
Jessica F. Manera Jessica F. Manera ... Odile (as Jessica Franco Manera)
Modell D'Oo Modell D'Oo
Ron Lourid Ron Lourid ... The Incredible Barkeeper
Barbara Bourbon Barbara Bourbon ... Girl Behind The Bar
Tommy Simon Tommy Simon
George Tough George Tough
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Klaudia Keimel Klaudia Keimel
Miranda Mariaux Miranda Mariaux ... Elizabeth Bathory
Irina Von Karlstein Irina Von Karlstein
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Storyline

Young girl becomes Alice in dreamland during menstruation. Wild dreams and nightmares about sexuality, vampirism, death, obsessions and other bizarre things.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Details

Country:

Austria | West Germany

Language:

German | English

Also Known As:

Virgin on the Edge See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sick Cinema Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Edited into Carl Andersens Underground der Liebe (2015) See more »

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breathtaking expressionist experimental grotesque oneiric horror hardcore nightmare
31 January 2008 | by minimooouuugSee all my reviews

The summary could be enough to describe this film! MONDO WEIRDO: A TRIP TO PARANOIA PARADISE (the international title of Jungfrau Am Abgrund) is one of the greatest movies of all times! Of course we're not talking of conventional cinema...this is pure madness, a sick perverted hallucinating nightmare! It keeps you glued to the screen, from the first second to the last one!!! Non-stop breaking madness underlined, no, glorified by a soundtrack that alone could be one of the TOP experimental/new-wave records of the 80s, if only it had come out as a record! This movie has got it all: horror, grotesque, surrealism, expressionism, sick hardcore sex (straight, homo and lesbo), grand-guignol, insanity! All put together with such a brilliant taste...of course a sick taste...but so powerful, inventive, fresh, bursting...it's similar to the early works of people like Richard Kern and Nick Zedd (NY Underground cinema), but WAY more intense and breathtaking! I watched it the first time in 1992. It went straight to my cortex, it kinda possessed me for days, months, its images kept on floating in my mind, along with that incredible music! I watched it countless times, and it never gets boring...it's like listening to a great record...the more you know it the more you enjoy it when you put it on!!! ...few films can have this quality, let me tell you!!! This is no doubt Andersen's masterpiece...and even if no other will follow, I think he should deserve a first place in the history of sick movie-making! This movie is now in my DNA!

P.S. it's from 1989, not 1990!


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