A young girl marries the wealthy father of one of her male friends at college, but she soon finds herself falling for her new husband's son. The husband finds out about the two, and comes ... See full summary »
A young girl marries the wealthy father of one of her male friends at college, but she soon finds herself falling for her new husband's son. The husband finds out about the two, and comes up with what he believes to be a foolproof plan: he will frame his wife and his son for his own murder, then have the pair locked in a room in his remote, isolated estate--with his own dead body. Written by
Not only is Two Masks For Alexa an unsatisfactory title for what I have as Two Men For Alexa, or this site has as, Fieras Sin Jaula but somewhere along the line the numeral 2 has become inserted on another site and made this title almost impossible to find. Mind you the film is difficult to find as well. I digress. Marginally a giallo but completely surreal, this really is an undiscovered gem. The beginning strikes as either incredibly bad or intoxicatingly good depending how you react to what seem like totally unconnected sequences crashed together without a thought and completely different colour stock seemingly being used. Then gradually as we become used to the human triangle within the story and the many, many flashbacks, some crazy sort of logic establishes itself before, way before halfway, there is a real surprise and the film appears to be at an end. But no. Everybody is great, including the lovely, Rosalba Neri and Curt Jurgens, the music is fine and the direction...let us say, unusual. If you have any interest in Italian movies of the early 70s, seek this out. Did I mention Ms Neri and her wonderful and numerous costumes!
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