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The Designated Victim (1971)
"La vittima designata" (original title)

 |  Thriller  |  22 April 1971 (Italy)
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A wealthy, decadent count convinces a disillusioned playboy that they shall murder one another's relatives, to get away with the perfect crime. The count murders the playboy's unpleasant ... See full summary »

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Stefano Argenti
Pierre Clémenti ...
Count Matteo Tiepolo
Katia Christine ...
Fabienne Béranger
Luigi Casellato ...
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Marisa Bartoli ...
Luisa Argenti
Ottavio Alessi ...
Balsamo
Alessandra Cardini ...
Christina Müller (as Sandra Cardini)
Enzo Tarascio ...
Del Bosco
Carla Mancini
Bruno Boschetti ...
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A wealthy, decadent count convinces a disillusioned playboy that they shall murder one another's relatives, to get away with the perfect crime. The count murders the playboy's unpleasant wife. Now the playboy finds he cannot keep his end of the bargain, while the police finger him for the murder. Written by Joe Arthur <tenebrae50@hotmail.com>

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Remake of "Strangers On a Train"
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Not a tennis player this time but a business man who has a matrimonial conflict with his wife and also a mistress. Noble friend Mateo Tiepolo offers him the "perfect crime" - i.e. he will murder Milian's wife and Milian is supposed to kill his evil brother. After doing his job Mateo expects the compensation. This more stylish version with a good score can be recommended to Milian fans. Considering that I didn't even like the original very much I'll give this one

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