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Fernando Di Leo (screenplay)
Mario Gariazzo (story)
Release Date:
20 March 1980 (Italy) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Joe Dallesandro ... Joe Brezzi
Lorraine De Selle ... Paola - sister of Liliana
Patrizia Behn ... Liliana - wife of Sergio (as Patricia Bhen)
Gianni Macchia ... Sergio

Directed by
Fernando Di Leo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fernando Di Leo  screenplay
Mario Gariazzo  story

Produced by
Armando Novelli .... producer
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov 
Cinematography by
Enrico Lucidi 
Film Editing by
Amedeo Giomini 
Production Design by
Francesco Cuppini 
Costume Design by
Carolina Ferrara 
Makeup Department
Placida Crapanzano .... hair stylist
Giuseppe Ferranti .... makeup artist
Gloria Granati .... makeup artist
Lidia Puglia .... hair stylist
Production Management
Fabio Diotallevi .... production manager
Sound Department
Goffredo Salvatori .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurizio Lucchini .... assistant camera
Mario Sabatelli .... still photographer
Goffredo Salvatori .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Ornella Chistolini .... assistant editor
Other crew
Vincenzo Samà .... production secretary
Patrizia Zulini .... script supervisor (as Patrizia Amelia Zulini)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vacanze per un massacro" - Italy (original title)
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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
terrific!, 7 June 2002
Author: ( from europe

Incredible cinema from fernando di leo (one of his last films) : A deserted place-somewhere out of the city, Joe Dallesandro in best prehistoric "caveman" vein lurks around and attacks one man with a big,fat stone. Another man, he throws the stone on him but he doesnt hit, the man sets up a fight with dallesandro and finally loses his life.. then dallesandro drives the car-.The credits and the music of luis bacalov start... the viever notices, its going to be an amazing "event"... The plot continues when a man with his wife and her horny sister paola (performed by Lorraine de selle) are arriving at a small house for the weekend. Dallesandro not far away from here, first spies around the house and watches through the window that lorraine has an affair with her sister´s man dallesandro sees his chance when de selle is alone at home, making outside a sunbath he hits her, brings her into the house and after she wakes up he wants immediately a coffee(!) After some small talk dallesandro rapes de selle who then afterwhile says that she even enjoyed it an ungood surprise awaits the wife and the man..needless to say. one highlight of the film when dallesandro is forcing de selle and the man to have sex, while the whole time he points his riffle at them and gives comands -quote(to de selle): " and you show what we men like.." later it comes to a ultra pathetic pseudo-romance between dallesandro and de selle´s sister, but still the end of film leads to a pure tragedy... Technically the film is obviously very low budget-nearly amateurish, Dallesandro makes a totally over(and under)acting performance but he´s very entertaining, the actress of de selle´s sister is completely unconvincing (probably she never "acted" before) about de selles role i can say just the very best: most of the film she´s completely naked, so this is doubtless her best role! if you see her in this film and her other flicks as the bruno mattei films for example you note that nothing is too low for this actress-and i dont mean this negative! All in one a film that i like a lot, probably its not for everybodys taste..

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