Актеры: Helmut Berger (as Dr. Frank Flamand), Brigitte Lahaie (as Nathalie), Telly Savalas (as Terry Hallen), Christopher Mitchum (as Sam Morgan), Stйphane Audran (as Mrs. Sherman), Caroline Munro (as Barbara Hallen), Christiane Jean (as Ingrid Flamand), Anton Diffring (as Dr. Karl Heinz Moser), Tilda Thamar (as Mrs. Francois), Howard Vernon (as Dr. Orloff), Florence Guйrin (as Florence Guйrin), Gйrard Zalcberg (as Gordon), Henri Poirier (as Insp. Legros), Laure Sabardin (as The receptionist), Amelie Chevalier (as Melissa)
Описание: A model named Barbara Hallen (Caroline Munro) has disappeared and her father (Telly Savalas) gets private detective Sam Morgan (Chris Mitchum) to go to Paris to find his daughter. Barbara's trail leads Morgan to a plastic surgery clinic owned by Dr. Flamand (Helmut Berger). Morgan's investigation reveals the horrifying secret behind the Doctor's miracle cures which is blood and organs taken from kidnapped young women. As Morgan's investigation closes witnesses are eliminated one by one, each in a more horrible way.
Рецензии: I absolutely LOVE this film. It certainly isn't representative of Franco's work (for example, the camera doesn't focus ONCE on convulsing naked women!) but in my mind that is a totally positive thing when you consider some of the abysmal dirge he cynically churned out previously. The budget is very high and the whole production looks so polished. The locations and lighting are, for once, top notch, and the score is superb, including a great textbook exploitation film theme song.
This is the requisite Euro-tosh sleazy thriller, and there is plenty of juicy sex and violence for those who like that kind of thing. Incest, lesbianism, drug use, gore (superbly realised as well- some of the best "wet" gore effects I've seen in a film of this type!)- it's all here in abundance. This is precisely the sort of film I love because of the tacky, grimy atmosphere. Good story for once as well, and somehow they even managed to get Telly Savalas onto a sound-stage for a day to film some pointless dialogue scenes!
Recommended, most definitely... even if you aren't a fan of Franco.