Night Porter

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When a beautiful young woman checks in with her husband, borgarde immediately recognizes her as one of his victims. Flashbacks of humiliation, torture, and rape reveal the horror of his abuse, and yet she enthusiastically agrees to resume their sordid love affair.


Studio Home Vision/Public Media
SKU 40119240
UPC 037429145227
UPC 14 00037429145227
Format DVD
Release Date 1/11/2000
Rating Rating
Cult Film
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Liliana Cavani's controversial film featured a breakout performance by the|American actress Charlotte Rampling in this Italian tour de force. Thirteen years after World War II, while working as a night porter in a Vienna hotel occupied by ex-Nazis, a former SS concentration camp officer, played by Dirk Bogarde, is astonished when a past victim-lover (Rampling), checks into the hotel with her husband. Despite the horrific nature of their former "relationship"--glimpsed in flashbacks of rape, torture and humiliation--their sadomasochistic sexual bond is soon rekindled. Eventually, the SS wants to eliminate the woman, as she is a witness to war crimes. THE NIGHT PORTER is not only an operatic and disturbing cult film that deftly examines the cruelty and decadence of Nazi culture, but an unconventional love story. Based on writer-director Liliana Cavani's interviews with an actual concentration camp survivor, THE NIGHT PORTER is one of the more controversial films of the 1970s, examining aspects of human interaction few works dare to touch.
Plot Summary
Summary From director Liliana Cavani, the scintillating story of the abusive, sexually-charged relationship, rekindled unexpectedly thirteen years after World War II, between an ex-Nazi officer (Bogarde) who served in a concentration camp, and one of the women prisoners (Rampling) he controlled.
Sight and Sound "A young Charlotte Rampling brings intelligence and sensitivity to her role..." 12/01/2006 p.89
Liliana Cavani
Dirk Bogarde
Charlotte Rampling
Cast & Crew
Philippe Leroy - Star
Dirk Bogarde - Star
Charlotte Rampling - Star
Isa Miranda - Star
Esa De Simone - Producer
Daniele Paris - Composer
Alfio Contini - Director of Photography
Franco Arcalli - Editor
Liliana Cavani - Screenwriter
Robert Gordon Edwards - Producer
Liliana Cavani - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1973
Catalog ID 090
UPC 00037429145227
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 118 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Actor Cavani,Liliana
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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