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Hostage (1983)

The horrific true tale of Christine Lewis (Kerry Mack), a naive 16-year-old who meets a handsome German immigrant and carnival worker called Walter Maresch (Ralph Schicha) in Australia in 1974.

The two quickly fall in love but his secret sadistic side quickly begins to reveal itself and he manages to strong-arm her into marriage.

Things get progressively worse even after they have a baby, but her nightmare truly begins when he reveals to her that he is actually a fanatical member of the banned Nazi Party and forces her to move with him to West Germany, where the neo-Nazi group he belongs to operates.

As his abusive behaviour worsens and his neo-Nazi activities turn violent, she’s forced to choose between her life – and his.

Released in some markets as Savage Attraction.

Christine Lewis/Maresch
Kerry Mack
Walter Maresch
Ralph Schicha
Gabriella Barraket
Mrs Lewis
Judy Nunn
Mr Lewis
Vic Robins
Mrs Hoffman
Doris Goddard
John Hoffman
Michael Harrs
Freda Hoffman
Clare Binney
Henk Johannes
Burt Cooper
Ian Mortimer
Moshe Kedem

Frank Shields