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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Dirk Bogarde
Charlotte Rampling
Philippe Leroy
Gabriele Ferzetti
Directors
Liliana Cavani
Screenwriters
Liliana Cavani
Running Time
122 minutes

The Night Porter
Once-controversial sado-romance


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Plot
In 1957, Lucia recognises Max, the night porter in a Vienna hotel, as the Nazi officer who became her lover and protector when she was in a concentration camp. She is drawn back into a semi-sadomasochist relationship.


Verdict
Not rich in plausability of plot or character development, but tonally interesting in places.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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