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Knife of Ice (1972)

Il coltello di ghiaccio (original title)
As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident. Barely surviving the tragedy herself, Martha was struck dumb due to the shock. Now... See full summary »

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Martha Caldwell
Alan Scott ...
Dr. Laurent
Ida Galli ...
Jenny Ascot (as Evelyn Stewart)
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Marcos
Silvia Monelli ...
Mrs. Annie Britton
George Rigaud ...
Uncle Ralph
Franco Fantasia ...
Inspector Duran
Dada Gallotti ...
Mayor's wife
Lorenzo Robledo ...
Vice-commissioner
Mario Pardo ...
Woody Mason
Olga Gherardi ...
Rosalie
Consalvo Dell'Arti ...
Mayor
José Marco ...
Father Martin
Carla Mancini ...
Bookshop clerk
Luca Sportelli ...
Train station employee
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As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident. Barely surviving the tragedy herself, Martha was struck dumb due to the shock. Now an adult, the still mute Martha lives with her uncle Ralph in the Spanish countryside. Martha's cousin Jenny arrives to be with the family but is quickly stabbed to death. It appears that a sex maniac is roaming the countryside; killing pretty young girls. The already traumatized Martha seems likely to be the next victim but the case turns out to be far more complicated than it would first seem. Written by Johan Melle

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Classy giallo from the master of sleaze
13 January 2003 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Don't hesitate to pick this one up, It might not be gory or filled with naked women but it's got a pretty damned fine central mystery. I don't think it's available in a letter boxed form on video, which is a real shame because Lenzi do have a way with pictures and this one is no exception. Also there are some really cool editing tricks, especially in the first half of the film. Over all it's a rather convincing story with some really original moments and fine acting. Bar the dubbing of course (as always!). 8/10 if you are a genre fan. 6/10 if you are a new arrival. You know what I mean...


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