As a man gets up from bed and puts his clothes on, there are several glimpses of his penis and pubic areas.
In a flashback to a concentration camp, many prisoners are shown fully nude, for an extended time. Lucia is shown naked fully in another flashback scene.
A man dances in a jock strap, showing his buttocks numerous times.


Two concentration camp men prisoners are shown having sex. The others in the cell watch as one is thrusting while the receiver is masturbating. But we only see the naked buttocks of the man thrusting and the hand motion of the one masturbating. The camera lingers on the act.
In one scene, Lucia is forced to give the fully clothes man oral sex. He pushes her face into his crotch.
A sex scene of the woman on top of the man having sex. She’s wearing a long sweater and he’s dressed. While on top of him, she reaches down to unzip his pants and put him in her but the only nudity shown is of the lower part of her buttocks briefly.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


The word “Sadomasochism” in English is sadomasochism, sometimes abbreviated as SM, S-M, S / m or S & M, and this word is actually a combination of “sadism” and “masochism”. The etymology of the former is undoubtedly the name of the novel author Marquis de Sade (1740-1814); The etymology of “sadistic love” comes from the name of an 18th century Austrian writer named sasher Masoch, who is a sadist and often describes sadistic descriptions in his works.

“Sadistic love” and “sadistic love” are defined respectively in Ellis’s sexual psychology. The definition of the former is: “any sexual emotion that likes to inflict mental or physical abuse or pain on the object of love can be called sadism.” The latter definition is just the opposite: “all sexual emotions that like to accept the abuse of the object they love, but are physically willing to be restrained and mentally willing to be humiliated, can be called sadistic love.”

Then AHL continued to point out: “sadistic behavior – whether giving or receiving, real, simulated, symbolic and even just imaginary – can also become a way to meet sexual impulse after development and maturity, and can also obtain the role of relieving desire without sexual intercourse.”

Referring to films with the theme of “sadism”, the night porter by the famous Italian female director Liliana Cavani is undoubtedly a masterpiece of such films – this video with complex themes is full of exploration spirit, Even if we re-examine it 30 years later, we will still come to the same conclusion: it shows so sharply the secret world inside a woman, which is almost inaccessible to the male mind.

It is also worth mentioning that Charlotte Rampling, the actress in the film, is a sexy star with extraordinary charm. In her charming ice gray eyes, it seems that there is always a light of banter and ridicule. Although we can often see her naked body, emotion and soul in front of the camera, we seem to never understand her mysterious magic.

And she’s not interested in being understood. What she is infatuated with is exactly the kind of emotion that is not understood by the world. For example, in this film, she experimented with Nazi sadism and shocked the world. For example, she explored human and animal love with a gorilla in Max my love, a 1986 work by Japanese director Oshima Zhu

Strangely, these gray and sick characters do not damage her brilliance at all. Even if you are stunned and disgusted with them, it is still difficult for you to take your eyes away from her and resist the strange sexuality emanating from her body. Even at the age of 55, the woman still has enough confidence to declare to the world: “I don’t believe there are men in the world I can’t get.”

This is a controversial film. Like another Italian erotic film the last tango in Paris, it has been banned for many years. This is also a dark and bleak film. Many scenes in the film will even make the audience feel suffocating depression

The story takes place in Vienna, the capital of Austria, in 1957. It has an unusually calm beginning: we will see the daily work and life of a hotel night supervisor max (we will find with great interest that the gorilla in Max, my love has the same name as the midnight gatekeeper). His work is almost orderly. He toured the rooms, chatted with the countess who stayed in the hotel for a long time, told her to take medicine, and arranged for male prostitutes to provide sexual services after getting rid of the tease of the woman who was always sexually hungry. His work even included zipping up the male prostitute’s trousers.

A famous American conductor and his wife Lucia entered the hotel, breaking the apparent calm. Lucia, played by Charlotte lamplin, and Max recognized each other and fell into anxiety and panic at the same time. With the help of the montage lens that flashed back and forth, we will find the evil and abnormal love that had been hidden by time

Max was an elegant German Nazi officer at that time. He seemed to have the status of a doctor, but almost all the patients treated by him died.

Lucia, then a young girl, was a prisoner in Max’s Nazi concentration camp. She was a Jew and the daughter of a socialist – one of these two “charges” was enough to bring her to this Nazi concentration camp.

We will see that Max, who has a hobby of photography, takes advantage of his position to freely go in and out of the physical examination site of the concentration camp and shoot the naked prisoners of the concentration camp. Here he found Lucia with amazing beauty, so he photographed the latter’s skinny nudity at close range, almost humiliating.

Then we will see such a scene. In a dark and dilapidated bathroom, Max is shooting around at will with a pistol, while Lucia, who is naked, runs around in the gunfire. Of course, Max doesn’t really want to shoot Lucia. This is only a part of his favorite game.

Sometimes some men with secret whereabouts go to the hotel to talk to max. one of the ballet dancers is obviously gay. He sometimes dances alone for max (such scenes also appeared in the former Nazi concentration camps). He tried to seduce max, but he was also rejected. These men, like Max, are members of the remnants of the Nazis, and they now look like upper class figures in society. However, they all live a panic life, and they are ready to face the police investigation at any time. Once new witnesses testify against them, they will face severe punishment. Lucia, who suddenly appeared at this time, was undoubtedly a powerful witness who could expose their past crimes.

Lucia walked alone in the streets of Vienna. She began to keep recalling the dark and wonderful time in the concentration camp:

One night in the prisoner’s dormitory, a jailer raped a female prisoner under the gaze of the public; Max came to the dormitory and led her to another room. There he chained Lucia’s hand to the bedstead and abused it; The next day, like a kind priest, he kissed the wound on Lucia’s arm, which should have been given by him; He brought her a beautiful little Pajama, then pressed her head down and asked her to provide oral sex for herself; He and other Nazi accomplices watched her topless pornographic performance with relish, and then she received another gift from him – the head of the jailer who often bullied her – inspired by the legend of Salome in the Bible

The first positive communication between Lucia and Max after their reunion was an almost hate fight. Previously, Lucia had just decided to report on Max, and Max was angry. At this time, they were like two crazy beasts.

But then something incredible happened – the fight suddenly turned into completely out of control sex, and the two seemed to find the memory of their sadistic love again. At this time, everything is irreversible. Although the fate of death is waiting for two people not far away, what can defeat love?

Lucia abandoned her successful conductor husband and moved to Max’s house. Max locked him at home again with a long chain. At this time, the police and the remnants of the Nazi organization knew Lucia’s identity. One party wanted her to testify, while the other naturally wanted to kill the two at all costs.

Max carried a lot of food home, then locked the door and closed the curtains. Gunmen from the remnants of the Nazis waited outside their rooms, and they could not ask the police for help. So this room became the only place in the world that could accommodate the lovers. They began to enjoy the last time of love in this room, love to the end, love to death

The food was finally eaten up one day, so they ate everything that could be imported in the room. They looked for something to eat in the garbage, and then continued to have sex. Then the electricity in the room was cut off by people outside, and then the edible garbage could not be found. I’m afraid the situation here is no better than hell

One night, Max helped Lucia put on her underwear and put on the Nazi uniform himself. The hungry lovers helped each other out of the room. They drove along the dark street, followed by the lingering Nazi evils – the ballet dancer’s eyes were cold and ruthless.

Max and Lucia got off on a bridge. It was early in the morning. It was just dawn. The wet ground reflected the dark blue light. The lovers helped each other to move on.

Their long-awaited moment finally arrived. There were two shots, no sensational scenes of lovers struggling to get together after being shot in domestic films, and no endless nonsense before death. They died very simply. The distance between their bodies was about 2 meters. The depressed and gentle theme music sounded again, and the video ended

Even those who have not read Nietzsche’s “what zarathura said” will know his famous saying: “if you go to a woman, don’t forget to take your whip.”

And the French writer Sade once said, “I told you: the only way to go into a woman’s heart is to torture her. There is nothing clearer than this.”

After reading these words, I think of the midnight gatekeeper, and then some inexplicably excited and restless friends. I understand your mood, but I still want to advise you not to act rashly. This is definitely a piece of advice.

Although the view that women are naturally abused is so popular, now is an era of feminism. They don’t all like whips so much. Just as the Kinsey Research Center gave the same advice to a man who found that most women like to be abused: “unless you choose your sexual partner very carefully, you may spend a lot of time in the police, lawyers and court.”

And why is Lucia so infatuated with being abused in this film? I’m afraid those historians, psychoanalysts, film researchers and sexologists need to work together to explore the answer.

• about the theme of “sadistic love” in the video “midnight gatekeeper”, A famous remark by Foucault, a French thinker, is: “the concept given to this practice is not as old as the concept of love; it is a broad cultural phenomenon, which appeared at the end of the 18th century. It has caused one of the greatest changes in Western Imagination: the irrational change to the delirium of the mind.”

• Lucian, the Greek satirist, said in his book “the dialogue of prostitutes”: “if a man has not punched his lover, scratched his hair or torn his clothes, he has not really experienced what love is.”—— Can this be used to explain why the almost hate fight between the protagonists and heroines in the midnight gatekeeper suddenly becomes completely out of control sex?

• the midnight gatekeeper is obviously tired of making a well-known traditional class analysis and sociological analysis of human nature during and after the war. It hopes to explore how people’s sexual desire (ID, that is, the primitive desire called ‘Freud’) is squeezed into the subconscious under the repression of death with the help of Psychoanalysis, Then release it under a specific condition, form abnormal behavior, and finally seek liberation… (netizen comments)

• for the controversial video “midnight gatekeeper”, a foreign authoritative film critic commented: “this video only proves to us that a female director can shoot more disgusting videos like a male director.”

• is “sadism” violence? Or love? If it is love, is “sadistic” love colder than death—— Will these extreme puzzles brought to the audience by the midnight gatekeeper eventually be unsolved?

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