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Double Face (1969)
"A doppia faccia" (original title)

 -  Thriller  -  26 July 1969 (Italy)
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A millionaire is unwittingly led into murder by his lesbian wife.

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John Alexander
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Inspector Stevens
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Mr. Brown
Barbara Nelli ...
Alice
Margaret Lee ...
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Carlo Marcolino ...
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Luciano Spadoni ...
Inspector Gordon
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A millionaire is unwittingly led into murder by his lesbian wife.

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In the title credits of the German Version, Riccardo Freda is credited as "Richard Freda", making the Director's first name sounding more German as Freda wasn't very well known in West Germany. See more »

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Klaus Kinski thinks his dead wife has come back to life
3 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Double Face" provides a number of pleasures that add up to making it an above-average picture. The first main feast is that we get to see Klaus Kinski in the role of protagonist, and he gives a restrained but very effective performance. The man was a magnetic, hypnotic and skilled actor. When he's on screen, he demands one's attention. In this story he has fallen in love and married the wealthy Helen. Shortly thereafter he finds she is also attracted to women. She dies, or apparently dies, in a fiery auto accident. We know this was murder because we see a time bomb being planted in the car's wheel by an unknown figure.

Kinski is urged by his father-in-law, Sydney Chaplin, to take some time off from the family business in order to recover. His stay in St. Tropez seems to arouse the suspicions of the police. But he has more to worry about. A young woman has made herself at home in his mansion, and Kinski starts to hear his wife's voice. This young woman leads Kinski into the hippie world where he sees a recently-made porn film that suggests Helen is alive. While the police track him, he is trying to track down Helen and/or her real murderer.

The second main feast of the movie is its visuals, interior and exterior, or what we see on the screen. It's edited well and draws one in to the mystery and confusion that Kinski is experiencing. There are unexpected sights and props. The music helps too. This is skilled movie-making and very entertaining. As a mystery, it works quite well too.

This is classifiable as a mystery-giallo, but does not have serial killings, slashers, and blood. It's more about Kinski losing his grip under pressures and the mystery element. But that is exactly what makes it so good. We get a generous helping of his work as a sympathetic character.


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