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Erwin C. Dietrich (screenplay)
Melvin Quiñones (dialogue)
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September 1996 (USA) See more »
A bunch of delinquent women are shipped to an island prison run by the sadistic warden Carla. Forced... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Karine Gambier ... Carla, the Warden (as Simone Samson)

Brigitte Lahaie ... Rita
Nadine Pascal ... Rosi
France Lomay ... Lisa (as Francette Maillol)

Eric Falk ... The Male Warden
Will Stoer ... the President
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudia Fielers ... Linda (archive footage)
Nadine De Rangot ... Gerda (archive footage) (uncredited)
Erwin C. Dietrich ... Warden with MP (uncredited)
Christa Free ... Claudine (archive footage) (uncredited)
Paul Grau ... the Doctor (uncredited)
Claus Jurichs ... The Male Warden (voice) (uncredited)
Ilonka List ... Evelyn (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hartmut Neugebauer ... Man (voice) (uncredited)
Helmi Sigg ... a Warden, Rita's Friend (uncredited)
Melitta Tegeler ... Ingrid (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Erwin C. Dietrich  (as Michael Thomas)
Writing credits
Erwin C. Dietrich (screenplay) (as Manfred Gregor)

Melvin Quiñones (dialogue) (as Melvin Quinones)

Produced by
Erwin C. Dietrich .... producer
Original Music by
Walter Baumgartner 
Cinematography by
Peter Baumgartner (camera)
Film Editing by
Marie-Luise Buschke 
Set Decoration by
Pierre Gobet 
Production Management
Paul Grau .... production manager
Sound Department
Rolf Alt .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcel Just .... assistant camera
Werner Koschinig .... still photographer (as Werner Koschig)
Edgar Reiser .... lighting
Adrian Zschokke .... assistant camera
Other crew
Alessandro C. Lardi .... administrator
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Caged Women" - International (English title) (imdb display title), Switzerland (English title) (DVD box title)
"Island Women" -
"Prisoners of War" - International (English title) (literal English title)
"The Women of Inferno Island" - Australia (theatrical title)
"Women's Penitentiary VII" - USA (video title)
"Folli piaceri delle porno prigioniere" - Italy
"Le corps et le fouet" - France
"Le corps et le fouet - Femmes captives" - France
"Les prisonnières de l'île aux rats" - France (video title)
"Prostitutas encarceladas" - Spain
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80 min | 89 min (uncut)
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Everyone undress!, 19 April 2009
Author: superguapo2000 from America

Though Gefangene Frauen masquerades as a Women In Prison movie, it's more like the collected footage of some people on a nudist vacation, shot between meals and sight-seeing, sort of like a nude Sports Illustrated Prison Swimsuit video. The plot is slapped together in normal euro-trash fashion, and takes up very little of this flick, which is a shame, since it's really pretty comical. At one point there's three consecutive coup d'états in the span of ten minutes. The dialog is scant but always poignant:

Warden: "You cannot and will not leave this island. As a reminder you will no longer wear your clothes. Everyone undress!"

.. which is thought-provoking, since everyone (including the warden and the guards) was already undressed almost the whole time. But now it's for real.

Directed and written by Edwin Dietrich, euro-smut-peddler extraordinaire, Gefangene Frauen takes place mostly outdoors in what seems like a Mediterranean island. The light is crisp and the color is subtly beautiful, which is rare for a flick of this caliber. It helps that the cast is completely nude throughout almost the entire duration of the movie, be they in their cells, or performing manual labor (ie. throwing small rocks around) in the countryside.

Gefangene Frauen dispenses with the sadistic aspects of the genre, and focuses mostly on nudity and getting the scenes shot before dinner time. It's a good movie to play in the background while doing something else, though it's a must to pay attention any time there's dialog.

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