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|Starring:||John Ireland, Teresa Ann Savoy, John Steiner, Maria Michi, Bekim Fehmiu, Tina Aumont, Helmut Berger|
|Available Quality:||Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def|
|Country:||Italy, West Germany, France|
Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to relax. Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl named Margherita discovers the little ploy and with Kittys help plans to take on the dangerous task of exposing the conspiracy.
Steve Riley 24 May 2013
A visually impressive movie, very arty and with many subtle undertones.Packed full of pulchritudinous young females in various stages of undressand very risque in its day, the film is, however, very ponderous in places,particularly during the first hour.Basic plot summary: In 1939 Berlin, the Nazi authorities take over thefamous Salon Kitty brothel and pack it with new girls of good Aryan stockand impeccable National Socialist credentials. Their mission is to spy ontheir military officer clients and report back to their controllers aboutanyone who seems to be wavering from the Party line. All goes well until oneof the girls, Marguerite, falls in love with a Luftwaffe pilot who hasturned his back on Hitler and all he stands for.
24 May 2013
Director Tinto Brass is probably better known for lensing the controversial film "Caligula" starring Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, and Peter O'Toole than he is for the sleazy little number called "Salon Kitty." Made five years before the Vidal/Guccione/Brass "Caligula" collaboration, "Salon Kitty" sports several similarities to Brass's later production. This film also takes a historical setting as its starting point, specifically National Socialist Germany of the 1930s. The film boasts similarly impressive set pieces constructed by Oscar winner Ken Adam of "Barry Lyndon" fame (this is saying something because "Barry Lyndon" is one of the best period pieces ever put to film, in large part due to the costumes and sets). "Salon Kitty" even casts the beautiful Teresa Ann Savoy in a major role as the young Aryan prostitute Margherita (she played Caligula's sister in "Caligula"). Yep, it is easy to make plenty of comparisons between this movie and the later "Caligula." It is also quite simple to make comparisons of the bad traits in both films because "Salon Kitty" tends to bore more than it titillates. Specifically, "Salon Kitty" takes place in 1939 Berlin just as the German military readies itself for war. At some point, higher ups decide to assemble the best examples of young Aryan womanhood in order to train them as prostitutes in service to the German soldiers. A German officer of supposedly impeccable standards, Helmut Wallenberg, runs this new training program. Wallenberg, who has his own nasty little secrets, comes across as the archetype of every German officer portrayed in films since the end of World War II: he is imperious, cold, calculating, and as cruel as they come. In order to put his plan into action, Wallenberg enlists the services of Madam Kitty, a brothel owner of some note who spends her evenings performing cabaret numbers for the customers. Kitty scoffs at Wallenberg's suggestions until the German officer closes down her business in order to force her into service to the state. Kitty finally acquiesces to the Germans and proceeds to turn the young Aryan gals into carbon copies of the prostitutes she once presided over at her brothel. What follows are endless scenes of partying, nudity, and cabaret numbers as Kitty and her coterie perform for the fatherland.Unknown to Kitty and the nubile Margherita, Wallenberg runs the brothel as a cover for a massive spying operation complete with bugged rooms, bugged telephones, and blackmail. And there is great potential for blackmail as high-ranking National Socialists show up to party with Kitty and the gang. All the while the tape recorders run away behind the walls, capturing any hint of criticism directed against the German government. Margherita eventually discovers these shenanigans when she falls in love with one of her clients only to discover later that the authorities arrested and executed him for treasonous comments he made in the brothel. Armed with deep suspicions about her role as a prostitute, Margherita approaches Kitty and together the two launch their own private war against Wallenberg and his henchmen."Salon Kitty" is a sick, morally reprehensible film. The party scenes are exercises in sleaze, with swastikas adorning the most unusual of objects. Every character engages in the most nauseating of acts, and Brass tosses out gruesome scenes in an autopsy room and a slaughterhouse just in case you forget you are watching a movie about National Socialist Germany. The worst scene comes early in the film, and I am not going to say anymore about it except to say you will know it when you see it. In addition to the sordid scenes, the movie further offends with a poor script, mediocre acting, and pacing that absolutely plods along. The picture seems to run for an eternity due to these elements and a few others. Madam Kitty and Margherita don't even put the pieces together about Wallenberg until well into the movie, long after most of the viewers have long wearied of the whole exercise. About the only thing I enjoyed about "Salon Kitty" was Madam Kitty's cabaret numbers and watching the beautiful Teresa Ann Savoy. I think "Salon Kitty" serves as a good example of what occurred in certain filmmaking circles in the 1970s: overly long, overly pretentious attempts to weld sleaze with art house pretensions. The DVD version of "Salon Kitty," put together by William Lustig's Blue Undergound, gives more attention to this film than it really deserves. The transfer is widescreen and looks darn good for a movie of this age. There are tons of extras, too, including interviews with Tinto Brass and Ken Adam, gallery stills, radio spots, and a trailer for the film. When "Salon Kitty" originally came out in the 1970s, the U.S. print suffered numerous cuts and arrived on our shores under the name "Madam Kitty." Completists, like me, will appreciate Lustig's generous restoration of the film while lamenting that the movie really isn't that great. Still, I've seen much, much worse than "Salon Kitty," so spending a couple of hours with it wasn't a complete loss. If you really must see this film, try and rent it instead of buying it.
23 May 2013
... Rocks my world. I purchased this video only because of the deliciously beautiful Ms Savoy, who played the emperor's sister in "Caligula." The movie didn't dissapoint me as she frolics unashamedly throughout, however the film is a very disturbing look at a certain section of the Nazi government. Revisionists may disagree with the portrayal but I found it very realistic. Nothing they did surprises me anymore. Great film.
EVOL666 23 May 2013
SALON KITTY is a strange slice of Nazisploit cinema. It's a film thatstarts off high on the sleaze-meter, but gradually evolves into aserious "period-drama" - and in my opinion - this is what kills thefilm. The first half-hour or so get you psyched up for a raunchy andperverse exploit film, but as it goes on, SALON KITTY turns into aromantic drama and serious war film. That's not to say that I can'tenjoy a serious film, but that's not what I was expecting going intothis one...SALON KITTY is actually the name of a whorehouse, run by a madame named(you guessed it...), Kitty. The Nazi's shut down herhouse-of-ill-repute and set her up with some new digs, complete withsurveillance devices in the girl's rooms for spying on their fellowNazi comrades in order for power-hungry Helmut to get the dirt on hispals. Meanwhile, Margherita and a bunch of other SS sluts arehandpicked to be ho's for the new salon (keep an eye out for thecross-eyed freak from SALO as one of the salon patrons...) - and it'stheir duty to service the high-class clientele. Margherita ends upfalling for a Nazi pilot who decides he wants out of the Reich - andthis causes problems all-around. Eventually, Margherita is pittedagainst Helmut in a life-or-death power struggle of lies andbetrayal...First off - SALON KITTY is actually a very good film. Thecinematography is excellent, the sets are lavish, the acting is allvery good, and the storyline is pretty top-notch. The problem is - thatif I wanted to watch a serious war drama, I'd watch the DIRTY DOZEN orsomething. Being that SALON KITTY was from the same man that gave usthe epic sleaze "masterpiece" CALIGULA, KITTY is just way too weak foran exploit film. The beginning starts off promising with a Nazi orgy,and a particularly "fun" set of scenes where the "ho's-in-training" areevaluated on their "abilities". This awesome scene includes a chickboning a hunch-backed midget, another chick bangin' a double-amputee,another getting raped by the same nasty scumbag that plays "the Beast"in SS HELL CAMP, another chick screwing a tattooed Gypsy, and one girltrying to blow a concentration camp victim - now that's primo sleaze -but unfortunately, it doesn't last, and although there is still a tonof soft-core sex and nudity throughout, the "serious" plot gets in theway of the fun. Definitely worth a look to exploit/Nazisploit fans -but don't expect too much sleaze - the first half-hour or so isnothing' but a tease...7/10
22 May 2013
Salon Kitty has good actors and plenty of erotic stage production. The elaborate costumes with nazi symbols all over them did a good job in conveying the nazi era and mind-set. The feeling of madness, anger, depression and fear was present in all the characters. The need for power and being a slave to lust was also conveyed very well. Altogether, an accurate account of decending into a living hell.
22 May 2013
What alternate universe did the makers of this film come from? It doesn't even deliver on the ick factor like Ilsa She Wolf of the S.S. did. It's just plain embarrassing.
maatmouse 21 May 2013
When I bought Salon Kitty, The Director's Cut, I thought I would bedoing something quite risky in buying this controversial curiosity.Salon Kitty is the story of a Brothel Madam who is hired by the SS toschool a group of perfect 'National Socialist Party' women to becomeprostitutes for the Third Reich, whilst secretly recording theircustomer's disclosure of secrets for later use (one supposes) inblackmail.There is a genuine feel of Brass's other work, Caligula in this hugelystaged presentation. The sets are impressive but to certain eyes look abit 1970s and some may be shocked at the imagery on show here, forexample, the women being required to 'prove' their worthiness on theproject by performing various sex acts on unlikely clients. Bergerplays a Nazi officer with more than a passing interest in Margherita asshe comes to his home and offers him sexual favours in return for aplace on the project.Still, if you want a viewpoint of Brass' work without renting Caligula,which is a highly flawed film, then try this curiosity but it is notfor the nervous or fainthearted.
20 May 2013
As a fan of Tinto Brass, I expected something erotic and controversial. Instead, this was a complete disappointment.While it was full of female nudity (not to mention an over abundance of full male nudity, including a number of scenes concentrating on the genitalia of some fat old "generals"), there was little if any eroticism. There was less sex than a typical day time soap,and nothing that would be considered explicit.Apparently, Brass was short on cash and took a sad excuse of a script about a brothel run by Gestapo lackeys attempting to black mail their own military, laced it with full frontal nudity, and proclaimed it erotica. Nudity does not equal erotica.The one saving grace was the fact that the worn out old hag playing the Madame, kept her clothes on.(If I play it backwards, do you think I'll hear Tinto laughing at me?)
Bryce David 16 May 2013
After viewing SALON KITTY, I was surprised by how good it was. Maybe it'sbecause my expectations were very low. I expected something like an ILSA,SHE-WOLF OF THE SS type of exploitation film directed by Tinto Brass, theman behind the wretched and almost unwatchable CALIGULA. SALON KITTY is waybetter than CALIGULA. SALON KITTY will probably disappoint guys looking forcheap thrills. The film looks more like a glossy 1970s magazine spread (ofbeautiful people or architecture) than your typical titillating exploitationfare. The sets by Ken Adams are excellent and give the movie anappropriately operatic and posh feel to the whole sordidsetting.SALON KITTY has its share of problems though. It's way too long for its owngood. At 120 minutes, it's a good 10 to 15 minutes too long. The storyconcentrates only a couple of characters, mainly those played by HelmetBerger, Ingrid Thulin and Teresa Ann Savoy. In fact, the whole love storybetween Savoy and her lover needlessly took too much of the film's time. Fora moment I thought I was watching LOVE STORY, NAZI STYLE. The screenplay isfull of holes (how does Savoy get away with shooting the man when the roomsare bugged?!?!) And the cinematography was at times erratic and murky. Butthis is probably because the SALON KITTY video cassette I rented was veryold and the print was fuzzy, had tons of scratches and hairs and such. Itwas barely watchable. But even with all those things going against it, SALONKITTY still held my attention up to the very end. The film is very decadentlooking and paced like a millionaire shopping for caviar. Tinto Brass'direction is knowing and melodramatic. Thulin's acting is very over-the-top.I thought she was possessed by a drag queen. And Berger makes for afascinating Nazi officer. My only real complaint about SK is the sceneswhere they actually kill real pigs. That was excessive. But those sceneswere very popular in "shocking movies" made in the 1970s (CannibalHolocaust, Apocalypse Now, etc).If SALON KITTY ever comes out on DVD, with a clean and sharp transfer, Iwill purchase it
slayrrr666 15 May 2013
"Salon Kitty" is certainly a fine exploitation effort, if only a littlelong at times.**SPOILERS**At the start of WW II, Kitty Kellerman, (Ingrid Thulin) runs in theinfamous Salon Kitty in the heart of Berlin, Germany. Soon, HelmutWallenberg, (Helmut Berger) is installed as the leader of the SS in thearea, and takes an extreme interest in the special studio. Recruiting aspecial selection of women from Germany, he selects them to beprostitutes in the Salon, putting them through a rigorous process thatwill determine whether they will actually go into service there. Aftergoing through the process, Margherita, (Teresa Ann Savoy) manages togain employment and is soon apart of the burlesque show it puts up as afront. When she starts to develop a friendship with Nazi officerBiondo, (John Steiner) they talk of leaving the order and striking outon their own. When he hears of their treachery and orders hisexecution, they all learn that the reason for the instituting thefacility was to discover whether anyone within the Nazi regime woulddefect, and must now stand up to his tyranny within the order.The News: One of the biggest and most surprising aspects of the film isthe unbridled and purely intentional sleaze on display. There is plentyof nudity, both male and female variants that are shown completelyexposed, with lengthy scenes showcasing both in that state, as well assuch scenes as close-ups of women shaving their privates or playingwith men's privates, which are all the more disturbing. There's almostan obsession with the female rear-end here, as this one has a largeamount throughout it. There's also a lot of twisted sexual fantasiesre-enacted, featuring a scene where one goes down on a giant dildo madeof bread, the prospective hookers having their eroticism tested byforcing them to sleep with hunchbacks, gypsies, and amputees, a giantorgy, actual hardcore masturbation, sex, and lesbianism. Mixed in withthe nudity are plenty of scenes of simulated sex. The segment with theeroticism being tested is merely one of the single sleaziest scenesaround, presented as a montage where they observe all the actionstaking place with no regard for what's happening but just for thecause, and are very disturbing visuals. There's also an incrediblydisturbing scene that works just as much for the nudity as what'ssuggested. As her charge barks orders at her, one of the women placesthe General's boots on her naked legs and goose-steps around herbedroom. The lights are struck and a single projector image crawlsacross the wall as scenes from a Nazi propaganda film play out. As theGeneral continues his demands, the prostitute lays on her bed and letsthe black-and-white images of Hitler and his Aryan nation wash overher. She does a seductive, serpent like set of poses and then breaksinto the Nazi salute. The entire time, Brass keeps his camera firmly ina medium shot, so we can see the monochrome images of insanityprojected upon the naked flesh tones of the actress. Even with all ofthe sleaze as possible, the behind-the-scenes technicians have allaccomplished a real work of art. The various garish costumes of MadamKitty and her girls all personify the 1930s and early 1940s perfectly,as does the superb set design, recalling the Art-Deco movement. Kittyindulges in a number of musical numbers, all summoning the spirit ofthe early musicals of the past and featuring a strange half-manhalf-woman makeup job, stylish lighting, and gay chorus boys dressed tothe tee. It's appropriately over-the-top in it's decadence andgloriously enjoyable wonders. All of these, though, would be acceptablein a film that simply was either trimmed down or actually wentsomewhere. Though there's a semblance of a plot, it has far too muchdown-time to actually do anything with it, simply going along andmerely just going from one scene to another with a dull expression,especially in the later half when there's little perversion to get inthe way. That needed beefing up with sleaze or toned down considerably,as there's too much in here to take at the time. Had it been shortened,it would be as effective without the boredom.The Final Verdict: A strong, but just inherently dull art-houseexploitation epic that will really divide most viewers instantlybecause of the subject matter. If this sounds like something that willappeal to you, you're a fan of the genre or just extreme films ingeneral, give this one a real watch, otherwise ignore it.Rated UR/NC-17: Continuous Full Male and Female Nudity, strong sexscenes, Graphic Violence, Graphic Language and violence against animals
The_Void 15 May 2013
"Nazisploitation" is a genre that I would have no qualms in callingcompletely useless. The genre is riddled with drab and depressingly badnonsense with films such as The Beast in the Heat and SS Hell Campbeing among the worst examples. It's for that reason that I didn't gointo Tinto Brass' Salon Kitty with any big expectations - but to mysurprise, not only is this film a million times better than the rest ofthe Nazisploitation that I've seen; it's also a rather well made andactually quite noteworthy slice of classy exploitation cinema that iswell worth tracking down. Naturally, the film takes place in NaziGermany and we focus on the Nazi party. The early parts of the filmshow various depravities, including some of those experiments thatevery exploitation fan knows the Nazi's were a big fan of. From there,we move into the film's main plot which focuses on a brothel. KittyKellermann has her house of ill repute closed down by the Nazi's andthey've given her a new one, complete with new girls...who happen to beSS spies dedicated to revealing detractors within the party.My main problem with this film is undoubtedly the runtime; as whileSalon Kitty never actually gets boring, two and a quarter hours is waytoo long for a film like this and it would have benefited a lot fromsome more streamlined editing. That being said, I'd rather this film beover two hours long than any of the other Nazi flicks I've seen!Naturally, the film features some rather depraved sequences; includingsome sex experiments with freaks that I didn't enjoy very much. Themajority of the film focuses on the brother, however, and that is avery good thing! Tinto Brass takes his time in building up a sordid andsleazy atmosphere and the central location is very memorable indeed.There are some decent sex scenes in the film too and the cast ofbeautiful women really does help matter. A lesbian S&M style sequence(that unfortunately only lasts about a minute) was the highlight of theentire film for me. I think it's clear that the director was keener tomake an exploitation film than a serious drama; but Salon Kitty doessucceed on both fronts, and while this film may be a bit too strong forthe art house crowd - if you're looking for some classy top qualityexploitation, you will find it here.
tedg 14 May 2013
Sometimes when a film relaxes and you relax into it, you can reallyfeel that you are touching the filmmaker. That he is slightly drunk andcomfortable and you are experiencing him (or her).That's one place you want to be in your life in films, and it is thebasis for many of the film experiences I rate as "must have."But it has all sorts of dangers. The filmmaker must be more thanskilled enough to connect, he must be actually interesting, worthwhile,engaged in life in ways that impregnate. There are few films that arewell enough sculpted to be entered. And of those, there are few thatreward your investing wet parts of your soul to it. You know who thegood ones are.Even then, often you'll get what you have here, equal parts of finewine and flat cola. I suppose it is impossible to be otherwise withNazi-centered soft porn, but Jess Franco (when not drunk) can do prettywell.The good here is that once in a while, you'll encounter some stagingwith some stark, clear composition and elements that are every bit inthe class with Lang or Greenaway. These have ordinary camera positions:non-human in character but human in position. Its the creation of astaged imagination, of dramatic nuance not placed in the actor but inthe cinematic frame. (The actors aren't bad, by the way; its just thatthe weight of the thing isn't on their shoulders Â or other bodyparts.)Some day, commentors like me will be able to provide bookmarks to thesescenes so you can experience them without wading through the rottedsoup in between. Oh, and that is a ghastly experience, a walk in thedark through greasy fog from one brilliant view through a window to thenext.Hey, there's a story, but never mind. Its as irrelevant, stupid anddisposable as its sisters, like "Schindler's List," which thisresembles in a few ways. And there's some nudity, though in most casesone wonders why. The chief actress is pretty and very German, differentfrom Brasses usual big-bottomed Italian tigresses.I'd really like you to see some of the good stuff here. But like muchof Bertolucci, you would curse me for sending you there.Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.
seth_milligan 14 May 2013
By any measure the best production in the Nazi exploitation genreavailable on DVD. Beautiful, lush cinematography and a provocativescript make this one of Tinto Brass' finest films. Andy Warholdescribed Brass as Italy's best AND worst director, its easy to see whywith this movie. While it contains all the prerequisite elements onewould expect it manages to rise above mere sleaze, not there isanything wrong with sleaze I might add. It is the Citizen Kane of Naziexploitation. Not necessarily what might be considered erotic, seeBrass' Cheeky! or The Voyeur for titillation, it stands above the crowdcreatively and artistically.
ironside 13 May 2013
"Salon Kitty" is an exploitation and a serious study of Naziatrocities...Kitty Kellermann runs a brothel that provides entertainment to theGerman eliteÂ Unknown to her, it has been annoyed by a top SS officerto gain incriminating evidence against some of Germany's top generalÂ One of the girls, Margherita, falls in love with a German officer whowants to defect to the AlliesÂ The plot is discovered, and Margheritais used as an informer, but when she tells Madam Kitty about thegoings-on in her house, she is outraged and plots revengeÂ The film indulges in many of the perversions and sexual humiliationsthe Germans inflicted on the whores of Salon Kitty...Tinto Brass directs the film with a heavy hand, focusing continuallyduring the ending sequence to create a hypnotic effectÂ He doesn't shyaway from the atrocities, and often takes intense pleasure in them...The characterizations are very firm and realistic, but the movie'sharsh portrayal of much of the sexual activity has kept it out of themainstreamÂ
Julian Bowman 11 May 2013
I first saw Salon Kitty in a provincial Scottish cinema with my school pals;nudity was the attraction, and "X" was the certificate. UK Channel 4recently screened it during their "Censored Weekend" and, as a middle-agedman no longer completely mesmerised by the (considerable) display of rosebudnipples, I was able to enjoy the extraordinary sets and costumes, theoperatic staging (production designer Ken Adams - a man of many credits) andthe convincing performances of Helmut Berger as the self-intoxicated,onanistic, ruthless, cynical swine who makes the mistake of abusing theindomitable Madame Kitty (Ingrid Thulin - accomplished cabaret turns andremarkable legs for her age).Many interesting things are hinted at but not explored, such as the contestbetween the Nazi/Nietzschean will to power and the subtle strengths ofwomankind. Many things are inserted for gratuitous sensation (the schoolboywas appreciative!).The film is what it is - European soft porn, an exploitative caricature ofhistory, but well done the makers for giving their smut such a visuallymemorable vehicle. It was too much to ask for a truly engaging drama aswell.
kickapoo2-512-55328 10 May 2013
This is the sort of exploitation movie that will please Neo-Nazis andHolocaust Deniers in that it trivializes the Nazis and their crimes.Take away the vulgarity, the full frontal nudity, and the cartoonishNazis, and you're left with nothing. The makers of the movie knownothing of the history involved, not that they care. For one thing,German Jews did not wear the Star of David " Jew Badge" untilSeptember, 1941, but there is a Jewish family at the start of themovie, sometime before 1 September, 1939 wearing them.This is a movie best avoided.Stuart email@example.com
07 May 2013
First of all, there is no "sexual perversion" or "sexual atrocities" in this film. But it IS brought to you by the director of "Caligula". "Salon Kitty" is a very lush, very raunchy and very graphic sexploitation film set in 1939 Europe about an SS officer who converts a popular brothel into a spy operation staffed with specially trained and selected girls. The madam, Kitty (Ingrid Thulin), doesn't understand why she had to relocate and restaff and is unaware of the covert goings on. It supposedly is being done to blackmail certain officials but this kind've takes a back seat to the nudity and sexual cavorting. The officer (Helmut Berger) is a twisted and tortured soul---incapable of any sort of sexual relations or relationships. The heroine, prostitute Margarita (Teresa Ann Savoy), looks innocent but is capable of handling the most demanding situations imaginable. She ends up cluing Kitty into what's going on and helping bust the whole thing open. Nazi symbols are everywhere (even on garters!) and some scenes are mind-boggling in their silliness. At times I was wondering if the whole thing was a satire. But some non-sexual scenes (like the slaughterhouse) are repellent in the extreme. The costumes are extravagant and beautiful and suited to the decadence of the brothel. Miss Kitty's song numbers (oh yes, she performs, too) are a bit much in their Dietrich-esque sultriness. Thulin resembles an aging drag queen as she carries on in her over-the-top costumes and blonde wigs. Savoy is pretty (and looks disturbingly too young) but cannot act for love nor money. And she has chances at both in this film. Berger is all pomp and starch as the officer. He's believable. You wonder if he's gay at times. He refuses the services of Kitty's girls but tries with Savoy. It's unpleasant because he's too cold and too far gone. The sex in "Salon Kitty" IS rather repulsive but there's ample male and female nudity for voyeurs. The soundtrack is good---with appropriately decadent music and song numbers suited to the period and place. The DVD print is mostly good but ranges from too dark in some scenes to quite vivid in others. Overall, it's watchable with plenty of extras and a second disc all about "Salon Kitty". A collector's item for those with a taste for this sort of thing. Just be careful who you show it to. It's very strange stuff.
06 May 2013
Bill that works at the video store told me about "Salon Kitty". I discovered Tinto Brass from reading a book about underwear of all things.Salon Kitty is based on a true story. Helmut Berger is a SS officer that wants to secretly tape reocords people, in order to blackmail them.This movie is not dirty in anyway. It's to bad it wasn't a box office smash. It is a clut movie. As least this movie was made.Kitty Kellman is in charge of a bordello in Paris during the occupation. Many German Solider's vist the bordello.I highly recommend this. Its sexy and very good.
movieman_kev 06 May 2013
Kitty Kellermann (Ingrid Thulin) runs a bordello for the Nazis in WW2where numerous atrocities are committed. An army official has buggedthe place hoping to usurp power from Hitler. It has amputee sex, midgetsex, and hunchback coupling. Bothed home made abortions and it's not astraight out exploitation film, nope not when Tinto "over-rated hack"Brass is concerned. Nope this is an art-house flick through andthrough. It's also excruciatingly long, impossably tedious and mundane,hopelessly dreary, and given to subject matter, deathly dull. Of coursea few years later, Tinto would prove that he could fail on a muchbigger global scale with "Caligola" My Grade: D- DVD Extras: Disc 1) Tinto Brass Bio; International and US theatricalTrailers Disc 2) Interviews with Tinto Brass,and Production DesignerKen Adam; 3 radio spots; Poster & stills gallery; Production & Costumedesigns DVD-Rom: Complete book "the Story of Madame Kitty"
05 May 2013
The first surprise is to see Ingrid Thulin (Return from the Ashes; Four Horseman of the Apocalypse) in such an erotic Nazi nightclub drama. There is much full frontal male nudity, racial propaganda ("Jesus Christ was blonde haired and blue eyed" the Nazi doctor proclaimed). The pig slaughtering sequence is not for the squeamish. Helmut Berger is perfectly cast as the (what appears to be) potentially bisexual central male character (judging by his love of extravagant Nazi uniforms). Women are selected for their political National Socialist purity and their potential to be whores and spies for the Party. They are tested in a scene of balletic choreography; with 20 women encountering 20 men of equal Aryan purity. The story itself? The Salon is ordered to close. A new venue is opened. The reason? Watch the film! If you are not offended by the Nazi stuff then this is an essay in simple decadence.Ian Hunter. Author of `e-Love' and `e-Dreams'.