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The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)
"Il profumo della signora in nero" (original title)

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Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

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Silvia Hacherman
Maurizio Bonuglia ...
Roberto
Mario Scaccia ...
Signor Rossetti
Jho Jhenkins ...
Andy
Nike Arrighi ...
Orchidea
Lara Wendel ...
Young Silvia (as Daniela Barnes)
Aleka Paizi ...
Signorina Cardini (as Alexandra Paizi)
Renata Zamengo ...
Marta - Silvia's Mother
Ugo Carboni ...
Man of the Sect
Roberta Cadringher ...
The Antique Dealer
Sergio Forcina
Gabriele Bentivoglio ...
Shop's boy
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...
Chemical worker
Carla Mancini ...
Elisabetta
Donna Jordan ...
Francesca Vincenzi
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Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

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Le Parfum de la Dame en Noir  »

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Strangely hypnotic and very worthwhile
16 May 2001 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Upon first viewing, I did not know what to make of this movie. It is certainly interesting, but non-linear and difficult to understand. "What is going on?" I thought. A second viewing made it clear to me: this really is a near-masterpiece of giallo/thriller-cinema! From the haunting melody during the titles until the totally surprising and shocking ending, you will be mesmerized, confounded and thrilled. Mimsy Farmer walks around in semi-interested fashion for most of the time, but that is very much in tune with the whole story. A highly effective performance. The other castmembers are adequate, nothing more. Beautifully and imaginatively directed by Barilli who holds you attention even during scenes that could easily have been boring in their complete uneventfulness. And most scenes are accompanied by one of the most effective scores in a giallo ever heard. Properly marketed and aimed at the right audience, this film could be a future cultfavorite. A must-see for the adventurous moviegoer!


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