Dirk Bogarde looks through a camera in a scene from The Night Porter (1974)
Dirk Bogarde looks through a camera in a scene from The Night Porter (1974)
The Night Porter (1974)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

The Night Porter

Liliana Cavani | Italy | | R18+

Notorious upon its release, this erotic Nazisploitation film explores the sadomasochistic relationship between a former SS officer (Bogarde) and a Holocaust survivor (Charlotte Rampling) whose compulsive repetition of their past leads to them “recreating” the conditions of a concentration camp.

Provocative and perverse, with dark and evocative cinematography by Alfio Contini, Cavani’s controversial film examines transgressive behaviour, love and suffering alongside the lasting social and psychological effects of fascism.

Courtesy of Cinecittà Luce.

Format: DCP, Colour
Language: English
Source: Cinecitta Luce
Duration: 118 mins


17 & 19 May 2021


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118 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Bookings for this session will open at 12pm Thursday 13 May.

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