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

production company

Ital Noleggio Cinematografico

Lotar Films

producer

Robert Gordon Edwards

Duration

01:52:00:00

Production places
Italy
Production dates
1973

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302846

Language

English

Audience classification

R (18+)

Subject categories

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sadism

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Italy

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Sadism

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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