original French title: MAIS QUI A VIOLE LINDA?
[Bur Who Raped Linda?]
also known as LES NUIT BRULATES DE LINDA [Brutal Nights of Linda]
also known as THE STORY OF LINDA (edited version)
director: Jess Franco
(as J P Johnson)
starring Alice Arno · Lina Romay · Pierre Taylou · Paul Muller · Monica
Swinn · Catherin Lafferiere
actress Alice Arno plays Marie-France Bertrand, a young woman frantically
in need of a job. Ms Bertrand is so desperate, in fact, that she agrees
to work for a strange, kinky family living in an oceanside estate [even
though the solicitor heartily cautioned her against taking the job].
Upon her arrival, the father Paul warns her that his family is dangerous.
Marie-France soon meets Olivia, a unbalanced nymphomaniac (played by
Franco's muse Lina Romay, who has probably never looked more seductively
sultry), the hunky dimwitted houseboy Abdul and an invalid daughter
Linda. And as everybody warned... they are very dangerous.
Jess Franco story would resurface ten years later as PERVERSION
ON PERDIDA ISLAND but both films also contain some striking
original elements. This one was shot at a time when Jesus Franco was
increasingly disinterested in traditional production standards and found
himself experimenting with the extremes of cinematic sexual violence
[his hardcore films EXORCISM,
AND THE WHIP and DORIANA
GRAY were also made during this time].
A French film
in English language; widescreen format, uncut (80 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include selected