A Typical South-American prison: It's run by an ex-Nazi, the wardress is a
sadistic dyke in (very) hot pants, the (fake) prison doctor Mar (Paul Muller)
likes to make little girls cry, the guards are rapists & the inmates are
nymphomaniacs, lesbians or both.
Unfortunately there's Lola, who writes an anonymous letter of complaint to
the gouvernor, ignorant to the fact that the gouvernor is the ex-Nazi who
ordered it all in the first place, & he soon has her found out by his
trusted guard Nestor, who uses rape as a means of interrogation, but takes a
liking to the girl & hesitates before he sells her to the gouvernor - who
by then already got the news from Teresa, a fellow inmate of Lola, who has
taken a liking to the gouvernor's ways of handling things.
But the gouvernor shows mercy to the girl, even shows himself favourably
towards her, which makes Nestor furious enough to want to shoot hm, but Lola
saves the gouvernor from Nestor's machine gun. To show his gratitude, the
gouvernor lets Lola escape, but Teresa & Nestor soon are in hot pursuit,
catcdh her & drag her back to jail.
In the meantime, the new fish Maria - having been sent to prison for killing
her uncle (Jess Franco) by accident when he wanted to rape her - comes up with
an escape-plan of her own, which involves her, Berta (Monica Swinn) & the
crazy Rosario seducing doctor Mar & killing him. Then they make a getaway
through the jungle but are - almost at the coast - caught by a guard (Eric
Falk), who immediately rapes Berta, before being shot by a fellow guard. The
other 2 girls make it to a house - unfortunately it's the house of the
gouvernor, & he has them gunned down on the spot.
But it's not long before he is gunned down himself by an assassin who has
been hired by a group of Jews determined to bring elusive ex-SS-bigshots to
Yes, this is a piece of sleaze, yes, the plot makes next to no sense, &
yes, any fleshed out charactrers are non-existent in the movie - yet it's
strangely enjoyable in a dirty kind of way: Director Jess Franco once again
threw realism immediately out of the window, instead steeped the plot in trashy
WIP-clichés & schoolboy-jokes, creating a netherworld of torture &
sadism with women losing their cloths on a whim & men considering rape as a
way of living on the cheap. This sounds despicable of course, but somehow it
comes across as a lighthearted piece of trash cinema.
Legend has it by the way that this was shot back-to-back with Jess Franco's Frauengefängnis,
with the producer of that movie, Erwin C.Dietrich, unaware that franco was
simultanously to his movie shooting another movie for another producer at his
expenses. Erwin C.Dietrich tends to tell this little anecdote at every occasion
(without any bitterness though, since his Jess Franco productions from the 70's
continue to make him some money even today), while Franco strongly denies that.
It does look though as if Franco used a few leftover-scenes, cut-outs or even
bloopers from Frauengefängnis for Les Gardiennes du Penitencier
(the fake slow-motion-scene in which Lina Romay kills Jess Franco readily comes