Saturday, August 22, 2015

Jesús Franco - Midnight Party AKA Heisse Berührungen [French Version] (1976)


Pierre-Alexandre Buisson from IMDb writes:

It all begins with Lina Romay dancing in chromed pants on a stage in some cheap bar. She hooks two playboys and ends up with an invitation to their midnight orgy. Her communist rock star bearded lover shows up in her dressing room and starts shouting slogans. Her husband pays her a visit. And then she talks directly to the camera, explaining to the viewer she has to get dressed for the party.

Definitly one of Franco's numbest and most chaotic features where he plays a sadistic wooden-legged private eye with his trademark black sunglasses. You can see all you want from Romay, who spends most of the movie running around naked. The plot doesn't seem to be very important and the jokes fly low. If you like Franco you'll laugh to death watching this one but if you're a newcomer, you may wonder where the hell can we get some drugs as effective as the ones they used to write this.


Robert Firsching from All Movie Guide writes:

"Numerous versions of this French-Belgian hardcore effort from cult director Jesus Franco exist, most falsely credited to James Gardner or Julio Perez Tabernero. Lina Romay stars as Sylvia, a stripper who attends a party where the theme is a mock spy adventure. Unfortunately, Sylvia soon finds herself involved in a real espionage adventure when she is chased by Radeck, Agent 008 (Franco). Monica Swinn, Olivier Mathot, Evelyne Deher (a.k.a. Evelyne Scott), and Claude Boisson (a.k.a. Yul Sanders) also appear in this amusing film which allows its actors to frequently speak directly to the audience."

Language(s):French German English
Subtitles:English [SRT] German (partial) [VobSub]