The Night porter

Italy, 1973

Film
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It is a dozen years after World War II and a group of ex-Nazis and Gestapo meet regularly in an exclusive hotel in Vienna. The porter at the hotel (Dirk Bogarde) is an ex-SS concentration camp officer who one day recognises one of the hotel’s guests as a former prisoner (Charlotte Rampling) whom he raped when she was fourteen and then proceeded to use as his sex-slave till the end of the war. In meeting again they continue their sado-masochistic relationship which inevitably, and horrifically, leads to tragedy. This controversial film has been praised as profound, denounced as morally corrupt and ridiculed as high camp. It continues to divide audiences.

Credits

director

Liliana Cavani

producer

Robert Gordon Edwards

production company

Lotar Films

Ital Noleggio Cinematografico

Language

English

Duration

01:52:00:00

Colour

Colour

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