The Drudgeon reviews Private House Of The SS

Private House Of The SSaka Casa Privata Per Le SS (Original Title), SS Girls
82 min., 1977
Written by Giacinto Bonacquisti/ Bruno Mattei
Directed by Jordan B. Matthews
Language: English
My rating: ★★

All hail the Nazi Pope!

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So the Nazi party is having some problems with trust among their ranks.  Hitler believes that some of the high officers are talking treason so he gets General Berger (Ivano Staccioli) to find someone to help and find out who they are.  Berger finds Hans Schellenberg (Gabriele Carrara) and tells him what he must do.  Hans knows exactly what to do and goes to Madame Eva (Macha Magall) about hiring ten prostitutes and training them in every possible form of pleasure so that they can make the officers relax enough to spill their guts.  Along for the ride is Hans’ lover (well kinda) Frau Inge (Marina Daunia) who has a scar on her right cheek and is always feeling rejected, but she is incredibly loyal to Hans.  The girls go through their training and are ready for the soldiers that they have to please.  Can they get what they need from them or will Hans have to punish them?

The acting in the movie is actually pretty good (okay that’s giving it a bit).  That might be giving it a bit much but when it comes to an over-the-top character like Hans, Gabriele Carrara nails it.  Every time he talks about the Führer it looks like he’s about to orgasm and when he gets dressed up in a crazy Nazi-pope costume it is so bizarre and strange that you believe that there is no way that it will work, but holy shit Mr. Carrara makes it over-the-top awesome.  The other actor that I really liked was Marina Daunia.  She looks so tough and stern but you can see in her eyes the sadness of knowing that she will never truly get what she wants.

The effects in the movie are very sparse.  The effects that you do see are just okay.  Nothing really amazing to talk about, except for the “damaged” eye that one of the Nazi generals has.  The rest of the effects consist mainly of squibs and even when those go off there is pretty much no blood to be seen.  Come to think of it, I really don’t remember any blood throughout the movie, except for a scene where one of the girls is bitten and there is a bit of blood from the bit.

The most surprising thing about this movie is that it doesn’t really fall into norms of most Nazisploitation.  There are no Jewish prisoners that are being experimented on and the women that are being “trained” are there because they volunteered, and even up to the end they enjoyed what they were doing.  So most of the clichés that exist in the Nazisploitation genre are absent in this movie and it’s a nice approach to the genre.  The movie is actually quite tame in comparison to the rest of the genre.  What really sells the movie, for me, is Gabriele Carrara.  Again he takes his character so over-the-top that you can’t help but love the guy.

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One Response to The Drudgeon reviews Private House Of The SS

  1. John Bruni says:

    Oh, a Nazi Pope? Like the one we have now? I guess this movie was ahead of its time.

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