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The Grim Reaper (1962)
"La commare secca" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  6 May 1982 (USA)
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Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesco Ruiu ...
Canticchia
Giancarlo De Rosa ...
Nino
Vincenzo Ciccora ...
Mayor
Alfredo Leggi ...
Bostelli
Gabriella Giorgelli ...
Esperia
Santina Lisio ...
Esperia's mother
Carlotta Barilli ...
Serenella
Ada Peragostini ...
Maria
Clorinda Celani ...
Soraya
Allen Midgette ...
Teodoro, the soldier
Renato Troiani ...
Natalino
Wanda Rocci ...
Prostitute
Marisa Solinas ...
Bruna
Alvaro D'Ercole ...
Francolicchio
Romano Labate ...
Pipito
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Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they were there. One of them is the killer. Written by Chris Abbenhuis <keller@telebyte.nl>

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A very pasolinian debut like director by Bernardo Bertolucci
13 April 2003 | by (Bologna,Italy) – See all my reviews

Bertolucci, at one time production assistant of "Accattone" (1961), here makes use of a Pasolini story and does it with that style will be characteristic of this director works. "La commare secca" is simply the death, the death who visits a roman prostitute using the violence of the emargination and disperation. The reconstruction of the facts, through probably inspector voice that interrogates the witnesses, is based on flashback and shows us some people on the border of that time society. Everyone is suspected but only one saw the killer. Very interesting debut by Bernardo Bertolucci, who is able to recreate the right atmosphere e make playing no professional actors letting express their spontaneity and simplicity.


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