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Bloodstained Shadow (1978)
"Solamente nero" (original title)

 |  Mystery, Thriller
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The body of a schoolgirl is found in a meadow. The murderer is never caught, and years later; a young man named Stefano returns to the island and is reunited with his brother, the local priest.

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Lino Capolicchio ...
Stefano D'Archangelo
Stefania Casini ...
Sandra Sellani
Craig Hill ...
Don Paolo
Massimo Serato ...
Count Pedrazzi
Juliette Mayniel ...
Signora Nardi
Laura Nucci ...
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Attilio Duse ...
Gasparre, the sacristan
Gianfranco Bullo ...
Nardi's son
Luigi Casellato ...
Signor Andreani
Alfredo Zammi ...
Police Commissioner
Alina De Simone ...
Medium (as Alina Simoni)
Emilio Delle Piane
Sonia Viviani ...
Girl walking with Signora Nardi (as Sonia Vivani)
Sergio Mioni ...
Dr. Aloisi
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The body of a schoolgirl is found in a meadow. The murderer is never caught, and years later; a young man named Stefano returns to the island and is reunited with his brother, the local priest.

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Not that good but it works
16 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stefano (Lino Capolicchio) goes to Venice to visit his brother--priest Don Paolo (Craig Hill). While there certain people are being murdered for no rhyme or reason. Also Don Paolo is getting letters threatening his life.

Plot wise there's nothing new here. You've seen these characters (and situations) in giallos of the past. Also Capolicchio and Stefania Casini (playing his blank girlfriend Sandra) are pretty terrible actors. We're supposed to identify with them but they don't come across at all. And, of course, there's the obligatory pointless sex scene and a long trip through the canals that leads to nothing. Still this works. The cinematography here is just great--virtually every shot here takes your breath away. Hill is very good as Don Paolo--more of him could only have helped the movie. There's also a great score by the group Goblin--almost as good as the one for "Suspiria". The ending is effective too. So--it's no great shakes but you could do worse. See a wide screen print. I give it a 7.


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