Lilian (Katja Bienert) is found wandering on the beach, all naked and
totally confused. Eventually, she is brought to the local police station,
where local cop Bernardo (Jess franco) and special agent Pereida (Antonio
Mayans) question her. Apparently she, a German tourist, was tricked by
Olga (Marie Carmen Nieto) into hooking up with Jorge Miranda (Emilio
Linder), an incredibly wealthy man who totally impressed the poor student
girl with his estate, his swimming pool and everything - but before you
know it, he had her drugged and had taken her virginity. Days of rape
follow, and Lilian is made to obey Miranda by constant injections of
heroin. Eventually, thogh, Miranda lost his interest in her and that's
when she managed to escape.
Pereida immediately wants to have Miranda
arrested, but for poor country cop Bernardo that's too big a fish to
handle - and when Pereida turns to his own superior (Daniel J.White), he
is turned down as well - so he takes investigations into his own hands ...
the police release Lilian - but she is by now so hooked on heroin that she
returns to the place where she first met Miranda, a discotheque/brothel
run by Irina (Lina Romay) ... and it doesn't take long before she allows
others to torture and rape her just to get her next fix.
meanwhile has decided to take the law into his own hands - and he quite
simply shoots Miranda dead.
This film has earned some notoriety
for being the first Spanish hardcore porn movie - though all the explicit
scenes were filmed after principal shooting (the porn ban was lifted in
spain right during production), and at least for Katja Bienert's hardcore
scenes, a body double was used (she does quite a bit of nudity herself
though and looks stunning) ... which gives many of the sex scenes, usually
director Jess Franco's forte, a weird, somehow schizophrenic feeling which
actually detracts from the film's main plot (as thin as this may be) - and
that's exactly why Lilian is not one of Franco's better films, it's
just too incoherent to work in the way it was supposed to be. Maybe a
softcore version with all the sex scenes intact as they were originally
shot and intended to be would do the trick here to vastly improve the film