This film bored me a little the first time I saw it. However, it was much better with a second viewing. Ann Gisel Glass plays a young woman who visits her alcoholic mother (Karen Schubert who would later star in porn films) and begins to descend deeper and deeper into the world of prostitution and drug addiction. Nearby, in some seedy Amsterdam locations, she encounters assorted drug addicts and prostitutes. The film shows her life fall apart, and the movie usually concentrates on providing a depressing type tone that usually makes the film feel kind of lifeless. The picture begins really quick with an explicit full frontal nude scene with Ann Gisel Glass on a train. This is quickly followed by a sex scene with Karin Schubert that's quickly followed by more full frontal nudity in a shower scene with Ann Glass. However, this sleazy fast-paced start soon slows down. The film then becomes a combination of drama and sleaze, as it switches between sleazy exploitation and sometimes boring drama. I thought the film has some boring indoor dialogue sequences, and it becomes a romantic and boring love story in parts, as it switches between exploitation and a tedious love drama. There's a very brief hardcore scene with a tiny hidden drug canister being quickly pulled from an anal orifice; a lot of full frontal nudity and sex scenes that are sometimes romantic with tender music, while at other times the sex is a little harder; some bits of action, along with very little blood and a low amount of violence; Ann Glass goes insane from drug withdrawal symptoms; and there're some small scenes of intravenous drug usage that aren't for the squeamish and may be for real. I would've liked to have heard a director's commentary because it would've been interesting to hear something about whether or not those scenes are real; they look real and are cringing to watch. I didn't think that the film delivered much atmosphere, but some of the seedy locations fitted the film. It's well directed and decently acted, although a lot of the dubbing is awful; the atrocious dubbing may make it seem as though the acting is poor. The bottom line is that some will be bored with the movie; I was bored by it when I saw it for the first time.
The quality could've been a little brighter, but I thought it looked great overall. There's a long and good director's interview for a bonus.