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Night of Violence (1965)

Le notti della violenza (original title)
A masked man is hunting down and murdering women throughout the city. The police set out to capture him before he can kill again.

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Alberto Lupo ...
Commisario Ferretti
Marilù Tolo ...
Sister of Carla Pratesi
Lisa Gastoni ...
Linda
Hélène Chanel ...
Carla Pratesi
Cristina Gaioni ...
Franca
Nerio Bernardi ...
Pratesi
Aldo Berti
Dada Gallotti ...
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Alberto Cevenini
Gepi De Rosa
Tullio Altamura ...
Lover of Carla
Franco Pesce
Gianni Medici
Ugo Fangareggi ...
Roberto Lagosta
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A masked man is hunting down and murdering women throughout the city. The police set out to capture him before he can kill again.

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Violent Roman Nights!
26 July 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Roman nights – a masked killer is stalking and killing all the women he meets. The main victims are, of course, prostitutes.

"Le notti della violenza" may not be a groundbreaking giallo but it's atmospheric, it features, as it's to be expected, lots of pretty women (among them Marilu Tolo, Lisa Gastoni, Helene Chanel etc..) and the cameras are sensitive to feminine beauty (but as we are in 1965 not much can be shown). In short, "Le notti della violenza", in spite of being an early giallo, displays all the characteristics of the giallo genre – women being pursued, killed, slapped around, asking for protection and crying like broken dolls when mistreated. But it's not really a misogynistic film – it shows, it relishes and (in a way) it denounces (!).

"Le notti della violenza" is what one could call, a spontaneous giallo, this means, gialli that were made with few resources, but got the most out of them.

"Le notti della violenza" can't be put in the same league with, for instance, Mario Bava's classic "Blood and Black Lace" (1963) or Bazzoni's psychological giallo "La donna del lago" (1965), but it's still interesting if you like films for entertainment: As I said before, it's atmospheric (the silhouette of a woman seen through a window in the night, a lonely meadow, bushes, pines trees, someone stalking..) and it's also a perfect time capsule – the women, their hairdos, the music, the parties etc..

The plot mixes a deranged killer, a prostitution and drug ring and there are even hints about the atomic age! But no need to be afraid! In spite of all, the story is simple enough. The main drawback (for those that don't understand Italian) is that the copies available are in Italian without subtitles.


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