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

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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 ...
Egle's Friend
Arnaldo Momo ...
Villager
Sara Momo ...
Villager
Otello Cazzola ...
Villager
Constantino De Luca ...
Villager
Marino Bagiola ...
Villager
Piero De Franceschi ...
Villager
Camillo Besenzon ...
Villager
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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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in a quiet place she strips away the structure of his mind and body ...piece by piece. See more »

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'a quiet pace in the country' (1969) is a skillfully wrought, eerie treatise on madness'
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The canny on-screen pairing of Vanessa Redgrave & Franco 'Django' Nero generates some considerable frisson in this taut, atmospheric Italian chiller. This enigmatic, surreal giallo is an unwarranted sleeper since 'a quiet pace in the country' (1969) is a skillfully wrought, eerie treatise on madness; with robust performances from the two attractive leads, assured direction by, Elio Petri and a marvellously evocative and uneasy score from, Ennio Morricone, ensures that this Giallo-Gothic is time well spent. 'A Quiet Place in The Country' sits happily alongside 'Repulsion' & 'The house with laughing windows' in terms of mood, style and uneasy content. (special mention has to be made of the wonderfully Godardian, pop-art title sequence, given considerable pep via Morricone's avaunt-beatnik grooves)


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