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Frauengefängnis (1975)

Country of Origin: Switzerland
Year of Production: 1975
Running Times: 60m 2s (UK - video)/74m (Australia)/76m 37s (Netherlands - video)/81m 15s (USA - video)/81m/86m (Argentina)/90m
Length:
Format:
Colour Format: colour
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Sound:


DIRECTION

Director: Jess Franco


CREW

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: Erwin C. Dietrich presents an Elite Film production, Zurich

SCRIPT
Screenplay: Jess Franco
Dialogue: Christine Lembach

DIRECTION
Assistant Director: Gerald Cazal
Script Supervisor: Connie Grau

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: David Khunne (real name: Jesus Franco)
Lobaoratory: Geyer-Werke, Berlin

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editors: Peter Baumgartner, Marie Louise Buschke

MUSIC
Music: Daniel J. White and Walter Baumgartner
[Music Publishers]: Carroussel, Paris and VIP Musikverlag, Zürich

SOUND
Sound: Klaus Kunsemüller, Hubertus Schmandke
Dubbing Director: Peter Baumgartner
Sound Studio: Avco Film, Berlin

LOCATIONS
Locations: Honduras
Made in Elite Film Ateliers, Zürich
Location Manager: Paul Grau


CAST

Lina Romay (Shirley Fields)
Paul Müller

with
Monika Swinn
Roger Darton (Milton Warren)
Ronald Weiss
Martine Stedil
Erik Falk
Peggy Markhoff
Nathalie Mann
Dennis Torre
Ray Hardy

and
Beni Cardoso


UNCREDITED CAST

Frieda Altstadt
Madeleine Ammann
Jesus Franco (prison guard)
Lilliane Stollberger


PLOT SUMMARY

A group of women are imprisoned in a remote island prison where they are tortured and humiliated by the brutal and sadistic wardens.


AVAILABILITY

Australia
Theatrical Distributor: Blake Films

France
Video Distributor: Videocine

Netherlands
Video Distributor: Video For Pleasure

Switzerland
DVD Distributor: VIP (30040AE)

UK
Video Distributor: Vipco

USA
Video Distributor: Imperial

West Germany
Video Distributor: Videophon

Worldwide
Theatrical Distributor: Elite Film AG, Zürich


CENSORSHIP HISTORY

Argentina
Rating: 18

Australia
Rating: R


POSTER TAGS

Welcome to prison, Ladies!

Women Behind Bars

Unfolds with a Brutal Fury..!

Prisoners in a barbaric camp of sadistic perversions...


ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Barbed Wire Dolls – US title
Caged Women – UK title
Femmes en cage – French title
Jailhouse Wardress
Meisjes achter trailies – Dutch title
Penitenziario femminile per reati sessuali – Italian title
Prison de femmes
Punition Cell

Secondina in un carcere femminile, Un - alternative Italian title


LINKS

FOOTAGE INCLUDED IN
Les gardiennes du penitencier (1979)


REFERENCES

PERIODICALS

Absurd no.8 (UK)
credits, review

Continental Film Bulletin vol.23 no.11 (September 1976) pp.18-21 (UK)
illustrated review

The Dark Side April 1993 p.32 (UK)
review

Monthly Film Bulletin vol.44 no.519 (April 1977) p.69 (UK)
credits, synopsis, review

Monthly Film Bulletin vol.44 no.520 (May 1977) p.109 (UK)
note

Video Watchdog no.1 p.35
review

BOOKS

Obsession - The Films of Jesus Franco pp.117-118
illustrated credits, review (by Peter Blumenstock)

OTHER SOURCES

screen
credits


KEYWORDS

electric shocks, humiliation, islands, lesbianism, prisons, rape, sadism, sex, sexual violence, torture, wardens, women in prison


Last Updated: 22 July, 2009

 


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