This is a low-budget effort with a meandering story which takes place
during the Germany of the Weimar Republic. A woman (Tigress) leaves Berlin
because of her dangerous mobster boyfriend. She teams up with an American
grifter, and when they reach Karlsbad, the two concoct a scheme to fleece
a Texas oil millionaire, played by Hannibal from the A-Team. Meanwhile,
the mobster boyfriend picks up her trail.
The acting is sometimes "expressionistic," to be charitable. The
mobster boyfriend is straight out of a Jean Rollin movie. Imagine that you
got a bunch of sixth graders together and told them to act like an evil
mobster - well, the guy who played this role wouldn't be one of the most
subtle in the class. In fact he'd probably be the least subtle unless he
went to school with F. Murray Abraham.
Before the ending it's just another uninspired B film, and at least it
has a compass bearing on reality. But get this ...
Tigress and the American have gone their separate ways. The American
skips out on his hotel bill, so he is now fleeing from both the police and
the mobster - on foot - and finally escapes by grabbing a freight train in
the train yard. Well, he gets into a little contretemps on the train with
some hobos who want to steal his clothing, so he has to jump from the
speeding train to avoid being overpowered. He doesn't know where he is,
but it's a desolate area somewhere halfway between Marienbad and Prague.
Weary and battered, he pulls himself out of the trackside ditch and
stumbles to the nearby road.
Well, guess who is parked there in the new Bugatti she fleeced from the
And guess who doesn't seem surprised to see her?
Oh, by the way, she didn't know he was on that train, and he had no
idea what had happened to her. They just happened to run into one another
randomly, and were not surprised to do so.
Because , hey, Europe is a small continent.
There is quite a bit of nudity, including the full frontal variety,
from earthy Valentina Vargas, who is probably best known as The Girl in
The Name of the Rose. The only other strength of the movie is a genuine
sense of visual style, and an appreciation for the styles and fashions of