For Lise's 30 Days, 30 Countries challenge for 2014.
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After killing her father who had attempted to rape her, Maria da Guerra is sentenced to prison for life. The wardress is a sadistic lesbian without mercy or humanity. Upon her arrival Maria is taken to a special section for mentally disturbed prisoners where torture and rape are part of the day-to-day reality. One day the Regional Governor arrives, claiming to have received a letter from one of the prisoners describing incredible events in the prison. The writer of the letter was clearly unaware that the Governor is also part of the conspiracy. Carlos Costa, a male nurse pretending to be the prison doctor Moore, falls in love with Maria. After seducing him, Maria kills him with a pair of scissors and escapes with her friends Bertha and the disturbed Rosario, hoping to find safety in the Governor's house, unaware that he will not help them...
Not really very good with zero production values
Franco trying to be minimalist and artsy while delivering a big bucket of sleaze. Not really interesting, not erotic at all but weirdly fascinating.
For its genre, this is actually not too bad. Sleazy and exploitative, yes, but still has good locations/sets, a not terrible plot, and enough brevity to not leave you bored.
Sleazy women-in-prison film with lot of shots of female genitalia (Jess Franco is a pussy-hound, no doubt about it). Obviously made on a shoestring budget, which gives it a minimalist feel; there are almost no props or anything around. These perverted prisoners have no materalistic urges, they just want to do nasty stuff to each others. Actress Martine Stedil looks a bit like Kate Moss. The slow-motion scene shot in normal speed is the silly highlight.
Full list of films reviewed in DVD Delirium Volume 3 the international guide to weird and wonderful films on DVD.…