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La morte risale a ieri sera (1970)

A chief police inspector investigates the disappearance of a 25-year-old, intellectually disabled woman, the daughter of a lonely widower. After she turns up dead, the cops race to find the... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Wolff ...
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Amanzio Berzaghi
Gabriele Tinti ...
Mascaranti
Gillian Bray ...
Donatella Berzaghi (as Gill Bray)
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Lamberti's wife
Gigi Rizzi ...
Salvatore
Beryl Cunningham ...
Herrero
Checco Rissone ...
Ing - Salvarsanti
Wilma Casagrande ...
Concetta
Marco Mariani ...
Franco Baronia
Nicky Zuccola
Helga Marlo ...
(as Helga Machaty)
Riccardo De Stefanis
Maria Grazia Bettini
Elsa Boni
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A chief police inspector investigates the disappearance of a 25-year-old, intellectually disabled woman, the daughter of a lonely widower. After she turns up dead, the cops race to find the killers before the grieving father does. Written by Joe Arthur <tenebrae50@hotmail.com>

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5 September 1970 (Italy)  »

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Death Occurred Last Night  »

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Italian censorship visa # 56704 delivered on 3-9-1970. See more »

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I giorni che ci appartengono
Written by Duccio Tessari and Gianni Ferrio
Performed by Mina
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Clever, literate script makes for very good film
8 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Part giallo and part drama, this movie's been overlooked by both the "mainstream" critics and the Italian-horror fans alike, and that's a shame, because it's one of Italy's more serious genre efforts of the 70's. The distraught father's race to find his kidnapped daughter before the police do, is both tense and poignant. It's free of the exploitative elements most genre films have, and along with Tessari's other thriller (Bloodstained Butterfly), one of the most mature Italian thillers of the decade. The ending is painful without being gratuitous, and well above something Hollywood could handle: compare the father's obsession to find the girl in this to Cage's in 8MM and be amazed at how crassly the latter is constructed. See this one!


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