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I bought this Italian-language only film because it stars Jean Sorel, one of my very favorite actors. I had never before seen a film by Salvatore Samperi, but I was so impressed with the results, language barrier and all, that I have since purchased two more of his films, though the latter two have been in English. "Uccidete. . ." (I believe the title translation is something along the lines of "Kill the Fatted Calf") tells a story that Samperi would tell in several of his subsequent films, the tale of a young man, around thirteen or so, who is in love with his mother, who has just died, and as a result of her death transfers his love for her onto his older sister, and a sexual attraction develops and grows stronger and stronger. Jean Sorel plays the boy's evil older brother here, and upon learning of his younger brother's attraction to the boys' sister (well played by Marilu Tolo), plots to have the young man killed.
Samperi was one of the best directors making films that fall into the "morbid love" genre that was so popular in Italian exploitation cinema in the 1970's, and Samperi's "Venial Sins" and "The Dark Side of Love" would re-tell the basic same story as this film. If someone would only subtitle this film into English! Until then, the Italian language version will have to do, and those who are not afraid to sit through the downbeat story, not understanding a word of what is being said, will probably find it a satisfying viewing experience.
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