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A Quiet Place in the Country (1968)
"Un tranquillo posto di campagna" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  14 November 1968 (Italy)
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A popular painter, plagued by nightmares that he and his lover/sales agent are engaging in bizarre, ritualistic, sadistic sexual acts, seeks to escape the city and rent a house in the country.

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Leonardo Ferri
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Flavia
Georges Géret ...
Attilio
Gabriella Boccardo ...
Wanda (as Gabriella Grimaldi)
Madeleine Damien ...
Wanda's Mother
Valerio Ruggeri
Rita Calderoni ...
Egle
Renato Menegotto ...
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Arnaldo Momo ...
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Sara Momo ...
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Otello Cazzola ...
Villager
Constantino De Luca ...
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Marino Bagiola ...
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Piero De Franceschi ...
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Camillo Besenzon ...
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A popular painter, plagued by nightmares that he and his lover/sales agent are engaging in bizarre, ritualistic, sadistic sexual acts, seeks to escape the city and rent a house in the country.

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Disappointing Filming Of What Should Have Been A Fascinating Story
6 March 2001 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

A mad artist can't separate fantasy from reality and takes us on a 106 minute, sleep-inducing journey through his own illusions, which include a vision of a girl who died twenty years ago in an Italian villa. Cinematic chloroform from what should have been a fascinating film. Had the music not been so frightfully avant-garde, I might have enjoyed this a little more. I got the point that the music reflected his inner turmoil, but it was just a bit too noisy and chaotic for me. Also, his imitation of a three year old who can't keep the same train of though for more than five minutes de-railed my interest in the story. Vanessa Redgrave, especially, and the rest of the cast give fine performances, but the movie just didn't work for me. This film was a real disappointment and I kept thinking what Mario Bava could have done with material like this!


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