The Night Porter


The Night Porter Review

Freaky look at post-WWII Nazis living in hiding, plus one concentration camp survivor (Charlotte Rampling) reliving the horrors of the past. When she and her tormentor (Dirk Bogarde) -- now the night porter at a Vienna hotel -- re-encounter one another, they relaunch their sado-masochistic freakshow of a relationship. Of course, Bogarde's pals want "the witness" gotten rid of. More disquieting than gruesome, The Night Porter launched a series of similar films that got progressively more and more explicit. Still, there are a few to many soliloquies and odd non-sequiturs (solo male ballet, anyone?) here, serving to pad the film. Still, groundbreaking might not be the right word but it's certainly the right sentiment.

Aka Il Portiere di notte.

The Night Porter

Facts and Figures

Run time: 118 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 1st October 1974

Distributed by: s

Production compaines: Ital-Noleggio Cinematografico, Lotar Film Productions

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Fresh: 14 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Maximilian Theo Aldorfer, as Lucia Atherton, as Hans, as Stumm, Isa Miranda as Countess Stein, Nino Bignamini as Adolph, Marino Masé as Atherton, Amadeo Amodio as Bert, as Klaus