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Il coltello di ghiaccio (1972)

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
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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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There is at one point an interesting storyline developing
11 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Nowhere near good enough.

This is well enough shot and has some good use of the widescreen and suspenseful moments. There is at one point an interesting storyline developing but gradually the poor dialogue forces you to accept that this is going nowhere.

For all the twists and turns with the blank expressions from everybody at each death (bloodless I might say!) this becomes all too tiresome. If I could be bothered to work it back I would probably discover that this is so silly because the stupidity of the denouement has to be allowed for.


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