Women in Cellblock 9(Movie, 1977)

Original title: "Frauen für Zellenblock 9" (German/DE)
1h 15min | Genres: Drama, Action, Crime
Women in Cellblock 9Rating: 2.2/5 (with 1212 votes)
Women in Cellblock 9 (German: Frauen für Zellenblock 9) is a 1977 Swiss exploitation action horror film written and directed by Jess Franco and starring Karine Gambier. Its main theme is women in prison. Unlike most of Franco's work, the film remains banned in the United Kingdom due to large amounts of sexual violence and because one of the lead actresses in many of the sex scenes, Susan Hemingway, was 16 at the time the film was made. The film was rejected by the British Board of Film Classification when submitted in 2004 and has since not been successfully appealed. ()
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About Women in Cellblock 9

A group of female freedom-fighters led by Karine Levere is caught by the warden of a women's prison, located somwhere in the South American jungle. None of them will reveal the secrets of their organisation or the names of their collaborators in the cities, so they are handed over to Dr. Costa who, after four years inactivity in Europe, is delighted to be able to practice his torture techniques once more. Laverne fails to resist the inhuman treatments and reveals all. The only hope of saving the organization is for the girls to warn the city cell before it's too late. They trick the prison guard into having sex with them, knock him out and break out of prison. The warden and Dr. Costa must prevent them from revealing the practices inside the prison. The hunt is on and it's shoot to kill...

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Additional Information

Production country: Switzerland
Plays in: South America
Made by: Elite Film
Original language: German (DE)
Spoken languages: German (DE), English (EN)
Translated into 12 languages: Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 03/17/1978
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Flucht von der Todesinsel"
"Cellule 9"
"Tropical Inferno"
"Tropical Inferno"

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