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Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)
"Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave" (original title)

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Oliviero is a burned-out writer, living at his estate near Venice, his dead mother dominating his imagination. He is also a degenerate: sleeps with his maid and his ex-student, hosts ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Floriana
Anita Strindberg ...
Irina
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Oliviero
Ivan Rassimov ...
Walter
Franco Nebbia ...
Inspector
Riccardo Salvino ...
Dario
Angela La Vorgna ...
Brenda
Enrica Bonaccorti ...
Hooker
Daniela Giordano ...
Fausta
Ermelinda De Felice ...
Bordello Owner
Marco Mariani ...
Libraio
Nerina Montagnani ...
Molinar
Carla Mancini
Bruno Boschetti
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Dalila Di Lazzaro ...
Table Stripper
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Oliviero is a burned-out writer, living at his estate near Venice, his dead mother dominating his imagination. He is also a degenerate: sleeps with his maid and his ex-student, hosts Bacchanalia for local hippies, and humiliates his wife Irina in front of strangers. She lives in terror. When a young woman is murdered, police suspect Oliviero. Things get complicated when his young, beautiful, and self-confident niece, Floriana, pays an unexpected visit. A silver-haired stranger observes. More women die, and thoughts of harming Irina give Oliviero new inspiration. What's Floriana's game and who's the observant stranger? Watching all is a black cat named Satan. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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4 August 1972 (Italy)  »

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The title is a reference to Sergio Martino's earlier giallo Blade of the Ripper (1971) ("The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh"), in which the same phrase appears in a mysterious note apparently sent by a killer. See more »

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So-so giallo
8 May 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The title of this giallo - "Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key" - is probably the most memorable thing about it. That's not to say that there isn't any other merit to be found. There's a respectable amount of nudity and sex, the scenes of murder are directed in a somewhat creepy manner, and that black cat will give you the creeps in each and every scene he appears in. All this manages to raise the movie from being bad, but all the same it ends up being so-so. One problem is that with so few characters in the movie, it's likely that you'll figure out who is behind the killings before it's revealed at the end. The main problem is that the movie is extremely slow and drawn out, enough to become genuinely boring at times. In the end, I can only recommend this movie to die hard giallo fanatics.


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