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Devil in the Brain (1972)
"Il diavolo nel cervello" (original title)

 -  Thriller  -  13 April 1972 (Italy)
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A child suspected of killing his father is imprisoned in a mental hospital. A doctor finds him mentally healthy and begins to suspect another explanation.

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Bruno Boschetti
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Tina Maver
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A child suspected of killing his father is imprisoned in a mental hospital. A doctor finds him mentally healthy and begins to suspect another explanation.

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Eerie Italian Made Thriller - Ending packs quite a punch!
27 August 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

As a long time fan of Actor Keir Dullea, this is one of his films that I thought I'd never see. I don't believe it was ever released in the U.S., and this Italian language film was never shown on American television.

I was delighted to find that this movie is now available on VHS or DVD, by a company called "Video Search of Miami". Quality of the DVD I received was only OK, but I was still pleased to add this film to my Keir Dullea collection.

"Devil in the Brain" is a tense Italian-made thriller directed by Sergio Solima; starring Tino Buazzelli Keir Dullea Stefania Sandrelli and Maurice Ronet; a young boy saw the killer but a shock-induced trauma keeps him from remembering the details-- however the killer doesn't feel safe.

The original Italian title was "IL DIAVOLO NEL CERVELLO". Beautiful score by Ennio Morricone.


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