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Ignacio F. Iquino (screenplay)
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3 May 1978 (Spain) See more »
A gang of four out of control adolescent ruffians egg each other on, to take hostage, torture, and brutally rape several girls, whilst on the run from the law. | Add synopsis »
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Mireia Ros ... Dana
Linda Lay ... María
Eva Lyberten ... Elisa (as Eva Libertein)
Alicia Orozco ... Lagarta
Silvia Solar ... Tía de Dana
Sonia Senties ... Hermana de Dana

Joan Borràs ... Comisario Vives (as Juan Borras)
Lluís Torner ... Manolo (as Luis Torner)
Mercè Bruquetas ... Madre de Dana (as Mercedes Bruquetas)
Carme Contreras ... Madre de María (as Carmen Contreras)
Antonio Molino Rojo ... Padre de Rafi (as Molino Rojo)
Ricard Reguant ... Policía (as Ricardo Reguant)
Tunet Vila ... Manolo
Alejo del Peral ... Olegario
Fredy Ripers ... Acosador de Lagarta
Mir Ferry ... Guardia de la gasolinera
Antonio Lara ... Sancho
Eudaldo Escala ... Juez del concurso
Enric Casamitjana ... Primer hombre del hotel (as Enrique Casamitjana)
Helga Berlín ... Mujer del hotel (as Helga Berlin)
José Antonio Vilasaló ... Pepe (as Jose Antonio Vilasalo)
Antonio Sarrá ... Médico de María (as Antonio Sarra)
Manuel Bronchud ... Cura
Marcel Ibero ... Empleado de gasolinera
Juan Viñallonga ... Guardia civil
Manuel de Benito ... Rubiales
Bernard Seray ... Rafi
Daniel Medrán ... Quinto (as Daniel Medran)
César Sánchez ... El Caña (as Cesar Sanchez)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sonia Blanca ... Colegiala compañera de Elisa (uncredited)
Ana Cimini ... Curiosa en el hospital (uncredited)

Miquel Cors ... Pablo (uncredited)
Cristina Custodio ... Cristina (uncredited)
Esteban Dalmases ... Padre de Elisa (uncredited)
Vicenç Manel Domènech ... Padre de Quinto y Lagarta (uncredited)
Juan Fernández ... Hombre mayor en la comisaría (uncredited)
Maife Gil ... Madre de Elisa (uncredited)
Jennifer James ... Mujer negra (uncredited)
José Miralles ... Hombre calvo en gasolinera (uncredited)
Llorenç Torres ... Psiquiatra (uncredited)
Joan Vallés ... Médico (uncredited)

Directed by
Ignacio F. Iquino 
Writing credits
Ignacio F. Iquino (screenplay) (as Steve McCoy)

Original Music by
Enrique Escobar  (as Henry Soteh)
Cinematography by
Fernando Cobo 
Film Editing by
Enrique Escobar 
Makeup Department
Práxedes Martínez .... makeup artist
Amparo Primo .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Antonio Liza .... unit production manager
Juliana San José de la Fuente .... production manager (as Julia San Jose de la Fuente)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco G. Siurana .... assistant director
Art Department
Enrique Vila Selma .... property master (as Enrique Vila)
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Abril .... focus puller
Jaume Peracaula .... camera operator (as Jaime Peracaula)
Francisco Riba .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lolita Tutusaus .... costumer
Editorial Department
Francisco Jaumandreu .... assistant editor
Other crew
Margarita Carmona .... script supervisor
Francisco Ramos .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"The Dawn Rapists" - Spain (literal English title)
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92 min
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Holy Grail of 'Rape films', 15 September 2015
Author: Falconeer from Deutschland

Although it isn't too surprising that "Rapists At Dawn" is banned in it's native land, I'm not sure why it isn't available elsewhere. It's counterparts, like "Last House On the Left," "House On the Edge of the Park" and "I Spit On Your Grave" etc are out there for commercial consumption. What makes Dawn more disturbing isn't the graphic nature, as the film never ventures into hardcore territory; but the sheer amount of rape and violence. This is one nihilistic and angry film. The four youths depicted are like a gang of hyenas, raping and beating random women with utterly no sense of guilt or remorse. And it just goes on and on. Women, always attractive, with beautiful bodies, are beaten, whipped with belts and degraded in every way imaginable. One girl is gang raped until she is bleeding from her vagina, and the gang of thugs walk away laughing when they have finished satisfying themselves. This movie is supposed to be some political allegory on the level of violence among youth during that time, but the scenes of brutality are filmed in a voyeuristic way that seems to be designed to sexually arouse the viewer. If this were straight forward porn, it would actually be less offensive, because it would be written off as adult entertainment, But because it is a legitimate film, it must be taken seriously.

As a fan of violent, grind-house cinema from this period, I quite like "Dawn Rapists." It is even more powerful and well-made than some other movies in it's genre. Sadly the copy that I have doesn't have English subtitles, and there doesn't seem to be any available. I'm surprised because there must be a cult following for this. In fact, due to it's rarity, and troubled history, I wouldn't be surprised if some consider this movie the 'Holy Grail' of rape films..

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