In the late '50s a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic relationship, his former SS comrades begin to stalk them. Operatic and disturbing, the erotic psychological drama “The Night Porter” from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani deftly examines the lasting social and psychological effects of the Nazi regime. Its themes of sexual and sadomasochistic obsession have made the film controversial since its initial release, with critics being divided over the film's artistic value, and is widely considered to be a Nazisploitation film and a cult classic.
DOP: Alfio Contini
Original language: enTranslation in headphones: lv