Obszoen (1981)

Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Austria  |  
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In this send-up of politics and sex, and what is or is not obscene, director Hans -Christof Stenzel has hero Peter Herzl (Volker Spengler) is forced by circumstances into temporary shelter with Kathi Zokan (Lydia Kreibohm), a prostitute who keeps Peter's presence a secret from her pimp, Joe Neuffer (Hanno Poeschi). While Joe is busy with his especially depraved sex parlors, complete with balconies for viewing in one case, Peter is also making the acquaintance of Edeltraut, Kathi's daughter (Karina Fallenstein). The Karl Marx apartment complex was once the scene of heavy fighting between socialists and right-wing radicals - something that is forgotten by everyone except Edeltraut, who holds to her idealized vision of this earlier, tumultuous world. When Joe spies on Kathi and finds out she is housing Peter, he calls in the police accusing Peter of terrorism. Now Peter's life could be in danger, as the police get set to storm the apartment complex and arrest him.

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daughter, false-accusation, on-the-run, pimp, prostitute/prostitution, terrorism