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Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion, and it's soon obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic.

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Fantastic Gothic horror!
1 June 2008 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

Amina persa is sometimes considered to be a Giallo by cult fans; in my opinion, it isn't although there are shades of the genre thrown in. The film is more along the lines of a Gothic mystery and reminded me a lot of the classic Spanish film The House That Screamed. Amina persa is a very high quality film; the acting and production values are superb, and while the script can go a little over the top at times - the whole thing comes off very well and the film could easily go toe-to-toe with any art house flick. Like Nicholas Roeg's earlier classic, Don't Look Now, this film takes place in Venice. We focus on a young man named Tino who is taking an art class in the city and goes to stay with his aunt and uncle that live there. It soon becomes apparent that all is not quite right with the pair, and the mystery deepens as the young man begins hearing strange noises at night. It's not long before he considers the out of bounds staircase and the room at the top of it, and discovers that in fact there is someone else living upstairs...but that is only the start of the shocking revelations.

The film is very slow build, but director Dino Riso keeps things interesting thanks to the tension emanating from the three central characters. Contrary to the pace of the film, the first twist is revealed very early as we discover the identity of the person living in the 'forbidden room' upstairs, but the film has much more than just that up it's sleeve and the revelations get more interesting as the film moves along. Amina persa is bolstered by a trio of great performances from its lead stars. Vittorio Gassman is excellent as the imposing uncle, while the beautiful Catherine Deneuve is convincing as the melancholy aunt. The central cast is rounded off by Danilo Mattei, who is good in the lead role though is overwhelmed a bit by the two more experienced performers. The atmosphere of the film is fantastic and without doubt one of it's strongest elements; the house in which everything takes place cuts an imposing figure and provides an excellent location. The final twist does become obvious just before it happens, but the film keeps it's cards close to it's chest up until that point and overall; this is a fantastic mystery horror film and comes highly recommended (if you can find it!)


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