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A runaway bride and an eccentric vagrant embark on a surreal journey in a twisted world reflecting 60s pop culture, sex, and politics. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Tina Aumont ... Anita

Gigi Proietti ... Coso
Nino Segurini ... Berto Bertuccioli
Germano Longo
Giorgio Gruden ... Night watchman
Osiride Pevarello ... Cannibal philosopher
Attilio Corsini
Carla Cassola
Sam Dorras ... Priest
Tino Scotti ... Intellectual at school
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edoardo Florio ... Diogenes

Directed by
Tinto Brass 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tinto Brass 
Gian Carlo Fusco  dialogue (as Giancarlo Fusco)
Franco Longo 
Gigi Proietti  dialogue (as Luigi Proietti)

Original Music by
Fiorenzo Carpi 
Cinematography by
Silvano Ippoliti 
Film Editing by
Tinto Brass 
Production Design by
Jean Robert Marquis 
Costume Design by
Maricia D'Alfonso 
Production Management
Giuseppe Scavuzzo .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nico D'Alessandria .... assistant director
Franco Longo .... assistant director
Giorgio Patrono .... assistant director
Alan Sekers .... assistant director
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Pietro Spadoni .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Paolo Anzellotti .... grip
Renato Doria .... assistant camera
Enzo Falessi .... still photographer
Valerio Garzia .... best boy
Enrico Sasso .... assistant camera
Francesco Solitario .... key grip
Editorial Department
Fulvio Armanni .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... musical director
Other crew
Mariangela Melato .... voice dubbing: Tina Aumont (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"L'urlo" - Italy (original title)
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93 min
Color (Eastmancolor) | Color
Italy:VM18 (re-rating on appeal) (1974) | Italy:(Banned) (1969-1974)


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THE HOWL (Tinto Brass, 1970) *1/2, 19 February 2010
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

To begin with, I do not consider myself a fan of Italian sexploitationer Brass; however, having enjoyed a couple of his atypical earlier work – the Spaghetti Western YANKEE (1966) and the pop-art giallo DEADLY SWEET (1967) – I expected more of the same to be of comparable quality (for the record, I have three others still to check out from this vintage). Anyway, I was deeply disappointed by the film under review – especially after reading it was deemed surreal (in retrospect, it is much closer to the style of fellow Italian Federico Fellini or Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose brand of weird I particularly deplore, rather than that of my all-time favorite Luis Bunuel). Well, bizarre (and virtually plot less) it certainly is but, as to engaging, quite the opposite – making for an annoying and downright repellent experience! Just about its sole saving grace, in fact, is the hauntingly beautiful presence of leading lady Tina Aumont: she, a bolting bride, and popular Italian comic Gigi Proietti are the 'heroes' who go from one wild encounter to another – notably an orgy, a cannibal family and a city under siege (from what I can recall, since the film has already started to fade from my memory, within the space of just one week!); an inspired self-referential moment even has the central couple literally running into Jean-Louis Trintignant, protagonist of DEADLY SWEET!

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