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The Driver's Seat (1974)

Identikit (original title)
R | | Drama | 10 October 1975 (USA)
Mentally disturbed spinster Lise experiences a series of bizarre encounters in Rome as she searches for someone to murder her.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lise
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Bill
Guido Mannari ...
Carlo
Mona Washbourne ...
Mrs. Helen Fiedke
Luigi Squarzina ...
Lead Detective
Maxence Mailfort ...
Pierre
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English Lord
Anita Bartolucci ...
Saleswoman
Gino Giuseppe ...
Police Commissioner (as Gino Giuseppe C.S.C.)
Marino Masé ...
Traffic Policeman
Bedy Moratti ...
Dress Shop Owner
Dino Mele ...
Police Captain
Alessandro Perrella ...
Detective (as Alessandro Perrella C.S.C.)
Quinto Parmeggiani ...
Hotel Waiter
Nadia Scarpitta ...
Elderly Lady at airport (as Nadia Scarpitta Pernice)
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Lise, a mentally unbalanced middle-aged woman travels toward a fatal destiny that she had helped to arrange, as if her own extinction will bring a meaningful existence to its wished-for end - a premeditated search for someone, anyone, with whom she could form a dangerous liaison. Written by alfiehitchie

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Was she really mad enough to plot her own murder?

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Trivia

Luchino Visconti had wanted to film this in 1970 with Glenda Jackson in the lead. See more »

Quotes

Lise: I feel homesick
Bill: Homesick? For what?
Lise: My loneliness. I want to go back home to feel all my loneliness again
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Referenced in Rate It X (1986) See more »

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Great movie but not for everyone
29 November 2003 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I disagree with the reviewers here whom simply write this off as a bad movie. "Identikit", or as it is known on the deceptively retitled US videotape release, "Psychotic", is a film that requires the viewer to think about what is happening, studying the disjointed events which gradually come to an ambiguous conclusion (which slightly echoes "Blow-Up" I might add). It is obvious that every detail of this film is deliberate and well crafted. Liz Taylor fans used to her more mainstream movies may be a bit put-off. If you like offbeat dramas from this time period that require a little brainwork then you may dig it. If you like having everything spelled out for you then you may find it "bad". I dug it!


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