Mädchen im Nachtverkehr (1976)

Girls in the Night Traffic exists in 2 forms. There’s the hard core version (Wilde Lust) which unfortunately only exists with a poor quality image (as the easter egg), and a truncated 71 minute soft core film. It was made during Franco’s Erwin Dietrich period, (best known for the WIP efforts like Barbed Wire Dolls, Ilsa the Wicked Warden and even Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun).

Night Traffic is set entirely indoors, (much of it set on the white fluffy rug which featured prominently at the time and which must have been incredibly manky by the time Franco packed his bags for Spain).

It has a great cast, the voluptuous Esther Moser, whose film career only spanned 3 years, the Amazonian Kali Hansa (born Marisol Hernandez) whose last film this was, the more refined looking Pilar Coll, whose only film this was, (at least according to IMDB). Then there’s the incredible hulk – Erik Falk

The plot concerns three good natured prostitutes who gab to one another about their kooky clients before being kidnapped one by one, and taken to a brothel in Istanbul, run by Mustapha (Falk).There isn’t even the usual stock footage, just a scene that looks like it was shot in an Indian restaurant.

To be honest their Istanbul is really an Istanbul of the mind. Maybe the whole thing is just another one of their good natured tales, told to while away the hours spent on the white rug, waiting for the next client.

It’s funny, good natured, well shot and doesn’t outstay its welcome.

Date: March 11, 2020