Written by Zoë Rose Smith

Films steeped in controversy have a particular allure about them to any film fan, it feels as if watching them treads the lines of danger and creates an inexplicable feeling of watching something you shouldn’t be. That feeling is often warranted when watching particular cult classics – they were produced in a time when controversial topics were seen as thrilling rather than offensive, and therefore allowed to brave viewers’ screens. That is not to say that questionable movies aren’t still created in the modern industry, but there are certain themes that are best avoided if you would rather not upset anyone. One of those topics is the exploitation of the Nazi regime, especially when it comes to sexualising the atrocious crimes and portraying an erotic air to concentration camps and the Holocaust.

Read the full The Night Porter 1974 review over on Jumpcut Online.

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