Kitty (Ingrid Thulin) 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.
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ein herausragender film, von schwindelerregender qualität. macht und ohnmacht, und ihre umkehrung im verhältnis zwischen herren uns sklaven. weit mehr als ein film über das dritte reich. nicht das hurenhaus ist pervers. sondern die welt, in der es steht. bis heute.
King of Erotica Tinto Brass imported respected Swedish actress Ingrid Thulin to add a touch of class to his international co-production based loosely (I would imagine) on a true story. She plays the owner of a Nazi brothel employing twenty specially selected women which is bugged by an SS officer greedy for power. It's certainly controversial and exploitative with acres of male and female nudity, but I kinda like it!
Though it can be argued that it's just as crass as the other Nazisploitation films but on a bigger budget, it's far more ambitious in both scope and artistic quality. Brass deftly crafts striking imagery and smirking social satire out of the requisite explicitness, helped along by a high-caliber cast, particularly the superbly over the top Ingrid Thulin. A cult classic, and pretty easily the best of its genre.
The sets and cinematography unfortunatey cannot heave the (pretty) weak acting and weak development.
i liked the idea of a sequential repetition of cabaret-like "intermissions" which also worked as transitions, but as the film progressed, it became rather tiredsome, in particular coupled with the little development happening overall.
it's a shame, since i felt that it started promising - in particular the editing.