Sunday, March 27, 2011

Nathalie: Escape from Hell (1978)

Director: Alain Payet

Starring: Patrizia Gori, Jacqueline Laurent, Jack Taylor, Jacques Marbeuf, Rudy Lenoir

More info: IMDb

Plot: A beautiful American doctor imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp uses her skill to save the life of an SS officer, who falls in love with her. However, a sadistic female SS officer considers him her personal property, and has no compunction about using her riding crop to whip, beat and torture to make sure it stays that way.

My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? Noop.

1978 was not a kind year for the Nazisploitation genre. With only 4 movies left (two from 1980, one in '82 and another in 2008) I'm basically mustering up every ounce of will power I have to watch every last one of theses sum bitches and it's getting tougher with each one. NATHALIE isn't that bad but there's a fair share of gripes.

There are some lovely exploitation elements: nudity, torture, an uber cunt from hell.

But that's where the fun starts and stops. Everything else just sits there limp. Several actors are over the top and the dubbing is atrociously bad. Part of it can be attributed to the frequent poor translation but there's no escaping the below average line readings. Daniel White's score is too cheesy to work and the film's 102 minute length keeps this from being anything more than average at best. Watch this while doing your chores.

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