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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 ...
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Arnaldo Momo ...
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Sara Momo ...
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Otello Cazzola ...
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Constantino De Luca ...
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Marino Bagiola ...
Villager
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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Excellent Italian horror film!
19 March 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

I tracked this rarely seen Italian horror on Polish TV and I'm really glad that I taped it.This is a truly bizarre study of madness,which reminds me Polanski's "Repulsion"(1965).The main character-a painter brilliantly played by Franco Nero is trying to run away from his strange visions.He visits an old mansion to find peace,quiet and inspiration,but it seems that this place is haunted by the ghost of a young girl.He slowly loses his sanity...This unjustly forgotten and rather disturbing horror film is a cinematic pleasure to watch for fans of bizarre Italian cinema.The characters are really weird,the musical score by Ennio Morricone is unforgettable and there are some genuine moments of insanity and creepiness.Elio Petri created an unique film,which should be seen by everybody(not only by horror fans!).Highly recommended.


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