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A Black Veil for Lisa (1968)

La morte non ha sesso (original title)
R | | Thriller | August 1969 (USA)
When a possessive narcotics detective strongly suspects that his young beautiful wife is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. All the while trying to solve a string of strange murders.

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Inspector Franz Bulon
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Lisa
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Max Lindt
Renate Kasché ...
Marianne
Tullio Altamura ...
Ostermeyer
Carlo Hintermann ...
Mansfeld
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Siegert
Loris Bazzocchi ...
Kruger
Paola Natale
Mirella Pamphili
Vanna Polverosi ...
Ursula
Rodolfo Licari ...
Olaf
Bernardino Solitari ...
Muller
Carlo Spadoni ...
Eric
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When a possessive narcotics detective strongly suspects that his young beautiful wife is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. All the while trying to solve a string of strange murders.

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Italian censorship visa # 51936 delivered on 2-7-1968. See more »

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Featured in The Cinema Snob: 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2013) See more »

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Melodie de Lisa
Words and Music by Alan Gordon and Gary Bonner
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An intricately-plotted giallo
24 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The director famous for his controversial giallo classic WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?, Massimo Dallamano, also directed this earlier contribution to the giallo genre which focuses more on police procedure and investigation over the usual murder-mystery antics that the genre offers, although sex and violence are still main ingredients. This Italian thriller, however, is gripping stuff, especially due to an unforeseen and genuinely impressive twist which comes about halfway through.

A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA benefits hugely from the setting of '60s Hamburg, the decade reflected by a hummable and stylish soundtrack. The script is intelligent and the characters are particularly well-developed, especially John Mills' increasingly desperate Inspector Bulov whose life becomes more and more complicated throughout. Dallamano directs with the typical Italian flourish of having stylish camera angles and good, colourful photography which makes the film visually appealing. The plot twists and turns as layers of the story are constantly peeled off only to deepen the mystery and make the film more complex to watch (it's never confusing, either, often a flaw of these clever-clever mystery thrillers).

John Mills is a familiar actor with considerably more fame than most gialli stars, and his appearance is definitely a departure from his more typically Hollywood roles. However, he copes admirably with the complex part and succeeds in creating a likable, believable character whom one can identify with despite all his flaws and mistakes. Robert Hoffmann is also very good as charismatic killer Max, and it's a mark of an actor's talent that he fits the role like a glove. The only out of place character is Lisa, played by Luciana Paluzzi, who doesn't really seem like a woman men would go out of their way to be with, although this is probably a flaw of the character rather than the actress. The supporting cast are uniformly good in their parts. A BLACK VEIL FOR LISA lacks the graphic violence of '70s Italian productions which may be off-putting for some gore fans. However, the combination of strong acting and an excellent plot make this movie really worthwhile after all.


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