Sex Charade (lost Jess Franco erotica film; 1970)

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Canadian sales flyer for Sex Charade.

Status: Lost

Sex Charade is a 1970 Jess Franco film starring Soledad Miranda, Paul Muller, and Maria Rohm. It was one of three films Franco shot in Liechtenstein (the other two being Nightmares Come at Night and Eugenie de Sade). The story revolves around a girl held hostage by an escaped maniac from an insane asylum. The fugitive forces her to tell stories to prevent her from getting help. The girl then spins a fanciful tale about a girl's escape from her imprisonment by savages and her longing to return to captivity.

The film apparently had a short theatrical run in France and was partially released in Belgium as part of a collage featuring clips from other films. According to the documentary Eugenie's Nightmare of a Sex Charade, the film was slated to be released on DVD in 2004 alongside Nightmares Come at Night but the archivists at Paris Cinematheque realized that Sex Charade was missing.[1] It is also rumoured that there is a print kept by Eurocine which is missing sound.[2] According to writer Lucas Balbo, however, no elements of Sex Charade have been found in France.