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Death Steps in the Dark (1977)
"Passi di morte perduti nel buio" (original title)

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An Italian reporter is travelling on the Instabul-Athens train. A woman is murdered with the reporter's letter-opener so that makes him the main suspect. With the help of his Swedish ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Vera Krouska ...
Ingrid Stelmosson (as Vera Kruska)
Antonio Maimone ...
Omar Effendi (as Nino Maimone)
Barbara Seidel
Imelde Marani
Albertina Capuani
Nazzareno Macri
Luigi Romano
Bartolillo Palma
Susy Jennings ...
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An Italian reporter is travelling on the Instabul-Athens train. A woman is murdered with the reporter's letter-opener so that makes him the main suspect. With the help of his Swedish girlfriend he starts investigating in order to prove his innocence. Written by Lefteris

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Spoiled by stupid humor
24 October 2001 | by (Zürich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Maurizio Pradeauxs second Giallo has not only got a similar title (the first one is "Passi di Danza su una Lama di Rasoio"), but it also recycles many elements of his first one. As in his other genre outing, the killer murders his/her victims with a razor. The killings are quite nasty, but the special effects are unable to convince completely. The most interesting aspect of this film is its setting: The story takes place in the Greek capital Athens.

Sadly, Pradeaux makes a big mistake: While his first Giallo focuses on suspense, this one boosts stupid gags and one-liners to "relax" tension and suspense. Even worse, the gags are often shamelessly sexist, leading to the impression that all female characters are at least slightly dumb. And it's mainly this fact that makes the whole movie a letdown.

So, if one has to watch one of Pradeauxs two Gialli, "Passi di Danza su una Lama di Rasoio" is a better choice than "Passi di Morte Perduti nel Buio".


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