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L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora (1975)

Giorgio is a greedy adulterer who makes a deal with a serial killer to dispose of his wealthy wife, Nora. Unfortunately, a thrill-seeking young couple steal the killer's car with Nora's ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
George Hilton ...
Giorgio
Antoine Saint-John ...
Killer (as Michel Antoine)
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Dizzy Blonde
Cristina Galbó ...
Laura
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Inspector
Tere Velázquez ...
Norma
Alessio Orano ...
Luca
Dario Griachi
Luigi Antonio Guerra
Carla Mancini
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Giorgio is a greedy adulterer who makes a deal with a serial killer to dispose of his wealthy wife, Nora. Unfortunately, a thrill-seeking young couple steal the killer's car with Nora's corpse in the trunk, ending up at a run-down seaside villa. Written by Ørnås

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1 January 1975 (Italy)  »

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The Dark Is Death's Friend  »

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[first lines]
Nora Mainardi: What do you take me for, an idiot? Well, you'll find out just how wrong you are!
Mainardi: An idiot? Oh, no, you're no idiot, my love! What you are is an hysterical lunatic!
Nora Mainardi: An hysterical lunatic? And who the hell is this Federica telephoning every ten minutes with that sexy voice of hers?
Mainardi: Cut it out. This Federica, whoever she is, has got to be a client.
Nora Mainardi: Sure, just like all the others. Whores: that's all they are.
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Far superior to typical formulaic Hollywood thrillers of recent years
2 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very well-done thriller. A bit bloodier and nastier than Hitchcock's work, but very close in tone and production value. In fact, the editing was very precise, apparently tightly storyboarded, which was Hitchcock's method.

The locations are few but perfect. The "ugly yellow house" described in another review was actually very cool; the yellow walls appear to be painted with expensive Dutch enamel. Typical bold and imaginative Italian design.

The costumes are subtle, simple, but equally effective. Cristina Galdo in her soft jeans and innocent blouse is an incredibly alluring and convincing virgin. Michel Antoine, the killer, is tall and angular, with a James Woodsian countenance, cool and sinister in chic black pants and turtleneck.

The DVD is nicely done. Great sound and picture, and extras worth checking out.

If you like thrillers, definitely go for this one. Even if you have a hard time with foreign films, you will find this one palatable, with very smooth dubbing, an attractive and capable cast, and a solid, unpredictable storyline, delivered by a master director.


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