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Giornata nera per l'ariete (1971)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | January 1975 (USA)
An alcoholic journalist finds himself on the trail of a murderer after the police make him a suspect in their investigation.

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Andrea Bild
Silvia Monti ...
Helene
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Police Inspector
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Isabel Lancia (as Ira Furstenberg)
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Edouard Vermont
Rossella Falk ...
Sophia Bini
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Dr. Richard Bini
Guido Alberti ...
Traversi
Luciano Bartoli ...
Walter Auer (as Luciano Baroli)
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Giulia
Corrado Gaipa ...
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Andrea Scotti ...
Vogel
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...
(as Guerra L. Antonio)
Irio Fantini
Maurizio Bonuglia ...
John Lubbock
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After a high-class party in Rome, there's an assault. The victim is injured but lives. Andrea, an investigative reporter who drinks too much, is assigned the story. Then, always on Tuesdays, there are a series of murders. At each crime scene, a glove is left with a finger cut off for each victim. After four murders, Andrea thinks he's making progress, but by this time he may himself be a suspect, and someone he loves is in danger. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Nice 70's Italian giallo, typical of its genre
19 February 2000 | by (Ashtead, England) – See all my reviews

Very typical early 1970s Italian giallo, in which a journalist (with a drink problem) tries to solve a series of murders with a common theme. As with all good films of this type, a nice twist is provided at the end, with the protagonist giving a voice-over summary.

Murder scenes are not the finest in this genre, but some appear fairly unnerving as they are shown in complete silence. One is not shown at all due to a two second cut (UK BBFC version).

This is an average film of its type, but nevertheless of a good standard.


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