Nazi Love Camp 27 (La svastica nel ventre)(1977)

This is a Nazi sexploitation flick and it has not only plenty of nudity but explicit, hardcore pornographic shots as well. Nazi Love Camp 27 has budget sets and costumes, bad dubbing, and obligatory sexploitation scenes like whippings, the lesbian warden and several hardcore penetration shots including a gang rape. One would think that this was a thinly-veiled excuse for a porno, and to some extent it is, but it actually has a fairly coherent plot and you truly DO care about the lead character and even others. Yes, the final scene is a bit over the top, but you’re still interested in what is happening right up to the end of the film — not just fast forwarding to the next naked part.

Sirpa Lane’s performance is strong and due to whatever quirk of talent or fate, she manages to convey the horror and the poignancy of her character’s struggles. This is not to say that this is a great film, again know what you’re getting into — but if you had to make a choice and see only one of these films, despite its deplorable title Nazi Love Camp 27 has much more to recommend it than just the sex in terms of character development and plot.

Date: May 21, 2020