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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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29 March 1974 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Le Parfum de la Dame en Noir  »

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Excellent Unsung Giallo
8 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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

After the success of "Rosemary's Baby" (1968), the Italian horror world began to embrace Satanic and occult stories. This is one of them. Director Francesco Barilli took a cue from early Argento and made a giallo with some dark undertones. He previously wrote a script for Umberto Lenzi, but had not directed a feature himself.

The cast may not be well-known outside of Italy, but have appeared in Lenzi, Argento and D'Amato films. One even appeared in the notorious "Salo", and a few starred alongside Daria Nicolodi in a picture. So there is plenty of connection here.

This film is beautifully shot with excellent color and better than average acting. It deserves more recognition than it gets. Wikipedia and IMDb are relatively silent on the film's creation, and even Italian horror historian Luca Palmerini has little more than a sentence to say about it in his book...


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