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Somewhere in South America: Jordan (Luciano Rossi) runs a prison camp
out in the jungle, where he uses the female prisoners mainly to mine
emeralds for him. He likes to keep his girls disciplined by means of
torture, and if some die under his rule, so be it.
Steffen) is a guerilla who has been sent out to find financial support for
the revolution - in other words to steal. He figures Jordan's camp is the
right place to raid since his emeralds are worth millions. So when the
next boat is shipping prisoners upriver, he and his men are ready ...
(Stelio Candelli) is in charge of the prisoner transports to Jordan's
camp. He's not a gouvernment employee though, in fact he couldn't care
less about politics, all he's interested in is money - so when the
revolution offers him a healthy sum, he's not one to say no ... and thus,
Laredo's men have no problems killing the boat's guards and slipping into
their uniforms, knowing Orinoco backs their story.
In the prison camp,
the revolutionaries plan an uprising and get all the female prisoners into
position, but while doing so, they have to see what the girls are exposed
to - you know, the typical, torture, humilation, rape, that sort of thing.
Seeing all of this, even Orinoco thinks about forgetting the money and
join the revolution.
Of course, the film culminates in the prisoner
uprising, and of course, all baddies get what was coming for them, and
good triumphs over evil, but many a good man and girl die in the process.
this might not be a film to watch for its message, for its approach to
politics, for its ethical undercurrents or whatever - basically this is
your typical women in prison flick that uses excuse after excuse to get
its girls naked, that features several sex scenes, some of them quite
explicit (there is also a hardcore version of this film, but it looks as
if the hardcore scenes were added at a later date using body doubles), and
that puts an emphasis on torturing (half-)naked girls.
That said, Hotel
Paradise is not a total piece of formulaic and exploitative crap -
it's actually pretty decently directed (especially given its low budget),
does make good use of its atmospheric jungle sets, and the action is
rather well executed. That's not to say the film is not sleaze, because it
is, but it's rather good-looking sleaze at that ...