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A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Corinne Cléry ... Jeanne

Michele Placido ... Inspector Gaspare Lomenzo
Quinto Parmeggiani ... Angelo Scanavini
Edoardo Faieta ... Fulvio Colaianni (as Eddy Fay)
John Steiner ... Hoffmann
Jacques Herlin ... Pandolfi
Cecilia Polizzi ... Woman at Villa Hoffmann
Greta Vayan ... Laura Falconieri (as Greta Vajant)
Sarah Crespi ... Rosa Catena (as Sarah Ceccarini)
Enrico Oldoini ... Lomenzo's Assistant

Tom Skerritt ... Chief Inspector

Eli Wallach ... Pietro Riccio
Giorgio Gargiullo
Eleonora Vivaldi
Guidarino Guidi
Enzo Robutti ... Client with unfaithful wife
Mary Ruth League ... Ruth
Susanna Radaelli (as Susy Radaelli)
Daniela Grassini (as Danila Grassini)
Bianca Toso
Claudio Zucchet ... Agostino Farundi
Mirella Giraldi
Maria Rosa La Fauci
Maria Tedeschi ... Angelo Scanavini's mother
Mario Mercalli ... Mario Lombardozzi
Giuseppe Rodolfo Dal Pra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ennio Antonelli ... Colaianni's Employee (uncredited)
Tino Polenghi ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Paolo Cavara 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paolo Cavara  story
Enrico Oldoini 
Bernardino Zapponi  (as Bernardo Zapponi)

Produced by
Ermanno Curti .... producer
Guy Luongo .... producer
Rodolfo Puttignani .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniele Patucchi 
 
Cinematography by
Franco Di Giacomo 
 
Film Editing by
Sergio Montanari 
 
Production Design by
Franco Fumagalli 
 
Art Direction by
Tommaso Barbi 
 
Costume Design by
Marisa Crimi 
 
Makeup Department
Iolanda Conti .... hair stylist
Alfio Meniconi .... assistant makeup artist
Otello Sisi .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Piero Amati .... unit manager
Roberto Cocco .... production manager
Pierluigi Ottina .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Palmerini .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Raffaele Vincenti .... props
 
Sound Department
Danilo Moroni .... sound mixer
Angelo Spadoni .... boom operator
Pietro Spadoni .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Giovanni Cappelli .... special effects
 
Stunts
Sergio Testori .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Divo Cavicchioli .... still photographer
Gastone Coppa .... key grip
Enrico Fontana .... assistant camera
Valerio Garzia .... chief electrician
Giuseppe Lanci .... camera operator
Gianfranco Transunto .... assistant camera (as Franco Transunto)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giselda Demonicucci .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Fabrizio Di Blasi .... second assistant editor
Bruno Sarandrea .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Giancarlo Funaro .... production secretary
Aureliano Lalli-Persiani .... administrator
Tonino Pinto .... unit publicist
Daniela Puccini .... script supervisor
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • Cinefear (2008) (USA) (DVD) (as "Plot of Fear")
  • Raro Video (2012) (USA) (DVD) (as "Plot of Fear")
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Also Known As:
"E tanta paura" - Italy (original title)
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98 min
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
One of the Most Unique Giallish Story, 20 May 2003
Author: taihei yasui (hae13400) from tokyo, japan

In a Milanese night, a masochistic man, Mattia Grandi, is strangled with the hands of a female prostitute in his house, and a middle-aged woman, Laura Falconieri, is killed with a spanner in the empty bus. In each case, the killer leaves a meaningful illustration of the children's book titled PIERINO-PORCOSPINO. And then the Naples-born Lieutenant Lomenzo, who is in charge of these cases, meets an informative model named Jeanne who tells him that there was an accidental sudden-death of a prostitute named Roza Catena at the meeting of a club named WILDLIFE'S FRIENDS in which the two victims participated... I think the whole story of this film is one of the most unique ones of the Gialli in the 1970s'. Indeed the concludingness of its serial murders seems to be too unique even for the serious Giallo lovers to gladly accept. But it is not unexpected one because most of the murders in this film are a little too large-scale to be conventionally concluded. And it should be add that the cool beautifulness of Corinne Clery, who superbly plays the enigmatic model, is highly appropriate for the very mystery this film has. Unfortunately, as a post-TORSO giallo, this film has something problematic; not only Daniele Patucchi's music but also Giovanni Capelli's special effects are definitely weak and almost minimalistic (except for the only one murder sequence which has unusually energetic music. Strangely enough, although most of the murder sequences of this film are disappointingly light, the same one is exceptionally gory, too.) Incidentally, this film has at least two prints. For instance, in the shorter print (and this not-Italian-but-English-speaking one seems to be so-called International Version), the murder sequence of Laura Falconieri is heavily cut, and therefore one can hardly understand what is precisely going on in the problematic bus. Indeed, in the problematic print, the victim is simply murdered without giving notice, and therefore it is no longer a murder sequence; it is rather a murder scene.

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