Two seemingly separate stories in New South Wales: a burned, murdered body of a young woman is found on the beach, and a retired inspector makes inquiries; also, Linda, a waitress and ferry... See full summary »
Two seemingly separate stories in New South Wales: a burned, murdered body of a young woman is found on the beach, and a retired inspector makes inquiries; also, Linda, a waitress and ferry attendant, has several lovers and marries one, but continues seeing the others. The police have a suspect in the murder, but the retired inspector is convinced they're wrong; he continues a methodical investigation. Linda and her husband separate, and there are complications. Will the stories cross or are they already twisted together? Written by
Quite an oddity this and none the worse for that. So late into the seventies and set in Sydney, Australia, this was never going to be in any way a standard giallo and in truth it is more a romantic thriller with giallo overtones. This did not start well for me with the opening song and I never really appreciated the soundtrack throughout which I found to be rather grating. Things didn't get better with the appearance of a seemingly over acting Ray Milland but gradually it began to win me over until it seemed Milland was in some other film. Calming down again, helped by the constant on screen smouldering of Dalila Di Lazzaro, I allowed the film to wash over me and presto a most unusual film with most original structure reveals itself. It's not perfect but give this one a chance to surprise.
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