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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)
Femi Benussi ...
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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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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Beginning shows promise, but this giallo ends up being rather pointless in the end.
29 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A sadly disappointing giallo. The film began promisingly enough as it seemed to be playing out as a "comedy of errors" (or rather, a "thriller" of errors) as a creepy killer is paid by a man to murder his wife. The killing is easy enough, but getting...(read more) rid of the body proves difficult.

Despite an interesting premise that's brimming with promise, the film is unable to fulfill it as it screeches to a halt around the thirty minute mark. From this point on, the plot focuses upon the pointless meanderings of a couple who essentially do nothing but make love and argue.

The viewer hopes for the plot to get better once the killer confronts them, but it ends up only getting worse as we witness a brutally graphic rape and a pornographic sex scene, both of which add absolutely nothing to the proceedings. In addition, the characters perpetually make illogical and irrational choices that irritate the viewer, resulting in a film that starts off strong yet ends up being rather pointless exploitative trash.

Skip it.


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