Salon Kitty

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"Depraved. Decadent. Damned."
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  • 1977
  • 2 hr 9 min
  • 5.4  (4,959)

Salon Kitty is a 1976 film directed by Tinto Brass and stars Helmut Berger, Ingrid Thulin, and Teresa Ann Savoy. The movie is set in Nazi Germany during World War II and follows the story of Salon Kitty, a high-end brothel in Berlin. The brothel serves as a center of political espionage and seduction where the prostitutes are trained to become spies.

The film opens with a montage of Nazi propaganda, including footage of Hitler giving speeches, the swastika, and the German army marching through the streets of Berlin. The story begins with the appointment of a new head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, who is determined to stamp out any opposition to the regime. Himmler's first order of business is to create a team of undercover agents to infiltrate opposition groups and gather intelligence.

To this end, Salon Kitty is established as a brothel that is staffed by attractive young women who are trained to seduce potential sources of intelligence. The brothel is owned by Madame Kitty, played by Ingrid Thulin, a former prostitute who has risen to prominence in Nazi Germany by providing the regime with valuable information.

One of the hookers at Salon Kitty is Margherita, played by Teresa Ann Savoy, a young woman who is recruited by the Nazis to become a spy. Margherita is initially resistant to the idea, but she soon finds herself drawn into a world of political intrigue and danger. As she becomes more involved in the spy game, Margherita begins to question her own loyalties and wonder whether she is doing the right thing.

Meanwhile, Helmut Berger plays the role of Captain Helmut Wallenburg, a young SS officer who is tasked with overseeing the spy network. Wallenburg is ambitious and ruthless, and he is determined to succeed at any cost. Over the course of the movie, Wallenburg becomes increasingly obsessed with Margherita, and the two of them engage in a dangerous game of seduction and betrayal.

The film explores a number of themes, including the corrupting influence of power, the nature of loyalty and betrayal, and the psychology of sexual desire. It also offers a disturbing portrayal of life under Nazi rule, depicting the regime as a brutal and repressive force that crushes all opposition and demands total obedience from its citizens.

Salon Kitty was controversial upon its release, due to its frank depictions of sexuality and its graphic scenes of violence. The film was criticized by some for glamorizing the Nazis and for its portrayal of women as disposable objects. Others praised it for its stylized cinematography and its exploration of complex psychological themes.

Despite the controversy, Salon Kitty has become a cult classic and is often cited as one of Tinto Brass's most memorable films. It remains an unsettling and thought-provoking look at one of the darkest periods in human history, and a reminder of the dangers of blind obedience to authority.

Salon Kitty is a 1977 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 9 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    5.4  (4,959)