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Release Date:
16 June 1972 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
A prostitute in a french brothel is assassinated, the prime suspect is one of her regular clients, soon afterwards the witnesses that testified against the suspect are killed by an strange individual. | Add synopsis »
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An offbeat giallo from prolific producer of trash, Dick Randall. See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Anita Ekberg ... Madame Colette
Rosalba Neri ... Marianne
Evelyne Kraft ... Eleonora (as Evelyn Kraft)
Howard Vernon ... Professor Waldemar
Pietro Martellanza ... Antoine Gottvalles (as Peter Martell)

Barbara Bouchet ... Francine
Robert Sacchi ... Inspector Fontaine
Eva Astor ... Florence

Renato Romano ... Mr. Randall
Rolf Eden ... Pepi
Piera Viotti ... Tina
William Alexander ... George
Ada Pometti ... Doris the Maid
Alessandro Perrella ... Doris' Lover
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Flavia Keyt ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Gordon Mitchell ... Man in Nightclub (uncredited)
Mike Monty ... Detective (uncredited)
Xiro Papas ... Thug in Bar (uncredited)
Riccardo Petrazzi ... Other Man Repairung a Van (uncredited)
Dick Randall ... Mr. Hassan (uncredited)
Goffredo Unger ... Man Repairing a Van (uncredited)

Directed by
Ferdinando Merighi  (as F.L. Morris)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paolo Daniele  story
Marius Mattei 
Ferdinando Merighi 
Dick Randall  (as Robert Oliver)

Produced by
Marius Mattei .... producer
Dick Randall .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bruno Nicolai 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Mancini 
Gunter Otto 
 
Film Editing by
Bruno Mattei 
 
Special Effects by
Carlo Rambaldi .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paolo D'Ottavi .... assistant camera
Antonio Serafini .... still photographer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Casa d'appuntamento" - Italy (original title)
"French Sex Murders" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
West Germany:83 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
France:-16 | Germany:18 | Norway:(Banned) (video version) (1986) | UK:18 | West Germany:18 (nf)

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Italian censorship visa # 60412 delivered on 26-5-1972.See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An offbeat giallo from prolific producer of trash, Dick Randall., 8 August 2007
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

In 1972, American producer Dick Randall, never one to let a bandwagon go by without jumping on it, turned his attention to the then extremely popular Italian 'giallo' genre, giving fans of sleazy murder thrillers French Sex Murders, a tawdry tale of sex, violence and bad 70s fashion.

The film, which is directed without panache by Ferdinando Merighi, features a great cast (many of whom will be familiar to fans of cult 'Euro-trash' cinema) who struggle with the so-so plot, which sees a detective (who inexplicably resembles Humphrey Bogart) trying to solve the mystery of who is bumping off the girls at a Parisian brothel.

But whilst it might never be considered a 'classic' of the genre, French Sex Murders does feature several factors which ensure that a fun time is still had from start to finish: plenty of welcome nudity from its gorgeous actresses (Evelyne Kraft and Barbara Bouchet are stunning); a few decent death scenes (including a couple of decapitations) with effects courtesy of Carlo 'E.T.' Rambaldi; eyeball mutilation; a groovy soundtrack; trippy editing (scenes are shown in negative and often repeated in several different colours) from Bruno Mattei; and memorable performances (not necessarily good, but certainly memorable) from creepy Franco regular Howard Vernon, bizarre Bogart-a-like Robert Sacchi, and the incredibly OTT Pietro Martellanza.

So if you've seen all of the greats of the genre, but are still hankering after a bit more giallo action, then you could do (much) worse than to give French Sex Murders a viewing.

6.5 out of 10 (rounded up to 7 for IMDb).

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