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The Night Porter Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Gabriele Ferzetti, Isa Miranda

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THE NIGHT PORTER is a movie directed by italian writer/director Liliana Cavani in 1974. We are in Vienna, Austria in 1957. Dirk Bogarde plays the character of Max, a former nazi officer, who works as a night porter in a classy Vienna Hotel. One day, he recognizes amidst the guests of the hotel a young jewish woman with whom he played sado-erotical games in an extermination camp during WWII. Their relation will continue while Max's former nazi friends plan to execute the woman who could testify against him in front of a court.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   molestation Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness Lover is...    -   captor    -   an historic enemy Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

Europe    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   licking    -   use of artificial tools    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men

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