Jesus Franco – Das Frauenhaus AKA Blue Rita (1977)
Blue Rita is more or less what you’d expect from a Jess Franco film: very explicit – very kinky – very strange – very incoherent – very bad. The plot, as far as I could say, is about some Parisian strippers who double as secret agents: they kidnap enemy (whose enemy? Never mind) spies and use sexual torture methods to make them talk. To give Franco credit, the production design is colorful and the cinematography is often striking. But the editing is incompetent and the pace is deadly. What puzzles me is how Franco convinced so many young women in his films to bare everything and be treated as pieces of meat by the camera, but I guess the men don’t come off much better either. Still, if you just want to stare at naked women on the screen “Blue Rita” will do the job….but so will many other AND better films.
English and German Audio, English Subtitles.