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Rings of Fear (1978)
"Enigma rosso" (original title)

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A detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl begins to focus his suspicions on the three girlfriends of the victim, who call themselves "The Inseparables."

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Inspector Gianni Di Salvo
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Christina
Ivan Desny ...
Chief Inspector Louis Roccaglio
Jack Taylor ...
Michael Parravicini
Bruno Alessandro ...
Di Salvo's Assistant
María Asquerino ...
Miss Graham
Helga Liné ...
Mrs. Russo
Silvia Aguilar ...
Virginia Nardini
Taida Urruzola ...
Franca
Tony Isbert ...
Max van der Weyden
Fausta Avelli ...
Emily Russo
Albertina
Fabián Conde ...
Mr. Mandel
Brigitte Wagner ...
Virginia
Carmen Carro
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A detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl begins to focus his suspicions on the three girlfriends of the victim, who call themselves "The Inseparables."

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Sweet sixteen ... they'll lose more than just their lives.

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Mystery | Thriller

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19 August 1978 (Italy)  »

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Red Rings of Fear  »

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Roccaglio: Somebody really made a mess of her belly - cut it up this long.
[holds up hands to depict size]
Roccaglio: Really awesome.
Inspector Gianni Di Salvo: You come up with the strangest choice of words sometimes.
Roccaglio: I come up with my vocabulary by studying the Readers Digest
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22 April 2005 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Far from terrible, but also far from terribly exciting, this Giallo should have had much more bite as its predecessors in the "school girl trilogy", Massimo Dallamo's "Cosa Avente Solange" and "La Polizia chiede aiuto". Blame must go to Alberto Negrin's tame direction and Testi's slow-moving "investigation" that severely dulls the sparse suspense. The are fair scenes where Negrin displays some flair in the film, but it is not difficult to spot the Argento influence, particularly "Cat O' Nine Tails." Apparently Negrin mostly helmed television before "Rosso" which might explain his limited palette. Dallamo's painterly hand is severely missed, but a few intriguing ideas such as the slutty trio of girls "the Insperables" and a hilariously improbable killer make "Enigma Rosso" worth watching at least once if you can find it.


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