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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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Fascinating-not an easy film
23 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Francesco Barilli 1974) is a beautiful and fascinating film. Like a previous reviewer, it took me 2 projections before I could fully grasp what Barilli had wanted to do and mostly accomplished with this film.

The problem comes from the fact that this if often advertised as a Dario Argento-like Giallo, and it's anything but that. While it's easy to see the visual and atmospheric influence this film had on Argento, The Perfume is much closer to an Antonioni film than it is to other Italian scare flicks. Watch it with this approach in mind and you will be literally hypnotized.

Kudos to the main actress who delivers a great performance in a role that had no precise definition on paper!


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