Das Nachtlokal zum Silbermond (1961)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Post-Noir (Modern Noir)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Originally released in Germany as Das Nachtlokal Zum Silbermond, 5 Sinners mostly takes place in a dingy Turkish nightclub. The joint is being used as a front for a gang of jewel robbers, and is overseen by implicitly AC-DC villainess Magali (Marina Petrowa). Stripper Liliane (Marisa Mell), one of the few honest souls hereabouts, tries to bring Magali and her cohorts to justice. She is aided by a bouncer (Pero Alexander), who isn't as brutish as he looks. Dark, moody and pessimistic, 5 Sinners, has the flavor, if not the substance of the classic film noir, but perhaps because of its tawdry ambience, the film was frequently shown in grindhouses specializing in "nudies."

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robbery, anti-Semitism, challenge, emotion, gangster, hatred, investigation, jewel-robbery, Judaism, nightclub, opal, Scotland, secrets, stripper, track [track and field], Turkish [nationality]