One of cult director Jesus Franco’s best-known efforts, this Swiss-West German co-production was his first collaboration with producer Erwin C. Dietrich, who would release numerous Franco efforts through his Elite Film studio. It seems like a standard women’s prison tale, with Lina Romay as Maria, jailed for life after killing her father when he tried to rape her. There’s a lesbian warden, more rape, torture, insanity, and so forth, with the obligatory conspiracy and a downbeat twist ending to round out the formula.
Jesse plays a school girl who gets kidnapped as she walks home from school one a routine day in the country side. An area not prone to violence and where everyone knows their neighbors, people will be shocked will the body of a young girl will be found on a tire swing only a few blocks from where she lives. The girl was rendered unconscious with a strong, relentless hand strangulation then taken from the scene of the crime to a remote area where she was tied up, terrorized with a knife and then brutally raped.