SS Girls

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SS Girls
Casa-privita-SS.jpg
Italian film poster for SS Girls
Directed by Bruno Mattei
Produced by Oscar Santaniello[1]
Screenplay by
  • Bruno Mattei
  • Giacinto Boncquista[1]
Starring
  • Gabriele Canara
  • Marina D'Aunia
  • Macha Magall
  • Luciano Pigozzi
  • Tamara Triffez
Music by Gianna Marchetti[1]
Cinematography Emilio Giannini[2]
Edited by Vincenzo Vanni[2]
Production
company
Distributzione Associate Regionali[3]
Distributed by Indipendenti Regionali[2]
Release date
  • 1977 (1977)
Country Italy[1]

SS Girls (Italian: Casa privata per le SS) is an Italian Nazi exploitation film by director Bruno Mattei. The film is about a brothel where traitors of the Nazi high command are eradicated. To help the brothel out, Hitler enlists the aid of scientists who enable a prostitute to sexually satisfy the desires of the Nazi high command.[4]

Synopsis[edit]

Near the end of World War II a German officer selects ten prostitutes to root out the traitors in Hitler's Third Reich. After many orgies and the execution of disloyal officers, the entire company kill themselves upon hearing of Hitler's death.

Partial cast[edit]

  • Ivano Staccioli as Gen. Berger
  • Luciano Pigozzi as Prof. Jürgen (as Alan Collins)
  • Gabriele Carrara as Hans Schellenberg
  • Marina Daunia as Frau Inge
  • Macha Magall as Madame Eva
  • Lucic Bogoliub Benny as Dirlewanger
  • Eolo Capritti as Nazi General (as Al Capri)

Style[edit]

SS Girls is an example of Naziploitation.[5][6] This cycle of Nazi sexploitation films are predominantly Italian in origin and emerged for a brief period between 1975 and 1977.[7] In Bruno Mattei's nazi-themed films, the settings are Nazi bordellos and are concerned with staging explicit sexuality.[8]

Production[edit]

Parts of the score of SS Girls was from Gianni Marchetti's score for The Last Desperate Hours.[9]

Release[edit]

SS Girls passed Italian censorship on January 12, 1977.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Paul 2005, p. 216.
  2. ^ a b c d "Casa privata per le SS (1977)" (in Italian). Archivo del cinema Italiano. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Magilow, Bridges & Lugt 2012, p. 316.
  4. ^ Buttsworth & Abbenhuis 2010, p. 127.
  5. ^ Magilow, Bridges & Lugt 2012, p. 26.
  6. ^ Magilow, Bridges & Lugt 2012, p. 27.
  7. ^ Koven 2004, p. 20.
  8. ^ Magilow, Bridges & Lugt 2012, p. 21.
  9. ^ Curti 2013, p. 114.

References[edit]

  • Buttsworth, Sara; Abbenhuis, Maartje M. (2010). Monsters in the Mirror: Representations of Nazism in Post-war Popular Culture. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 0313382166. 
  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 0786469765. 
  • Koven, Mikel J. (2004). "'The Film You Are About To See Is Based on Documented Fact': Italian Nazi Sexploitation Cinema". In Ernest, Mathijs; Mendik, Xavier. Alternative Europe. Wallflower Press. ISBN 1903364930. 
  • Paul, Louis (2005). Italian Horror Film Directors. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-8749-3. 
  • Magilow, Daniel H.; Bridges, Elizabeth; Lugt, Kristin T. Vander, eds. (2012). Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture. A&C Black. ISBN 1441183590. 

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