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Nothing Underneath (1985)
"Sotto il vestito niente" (original title)

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Thriller in Milan, Italy, where a serial killer uses scissors to assassinate top-models. A Yellowstone park ranger, from Usa, arrives in the city to protect his sister, but she has vanished... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Bob Crane
Renée Simonsen ...
Commissioner Danesi
Nicola Perring ...
Jessica Crane
Maria McDonald ...
Margaux Wilson
Catherine Noyes ...
Carrie Blynn
Paolo Tomei
Sonia Raule ...
Cristina Landolfi
Cyrus Elias ...
Danesi's assistant
Model agency boss
Big Laura
Bruce McGuire ...
Interpol agent
Mimmo Sepe ...
Hotel porter


Thriller in Milan, Italy, where a serial killer uses scissors to assassinate top-models. A Yellowstone park ranger, from Usa, arrives in the city to protect his sister, but she has vanished. The guy will meet a lot of people and will know the (sometimes dangerous) world of international jet-set. But soon the killer will search for him too... Written by <>

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Chasing fame is murder.




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7 November 1985 (Italy)  »

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Sotto il vestito niente  »

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Michelangelo Antonioni was asked to direct the movie, but he turned down. See more »


Followed by Too Beautiful to Die (1988) See more »


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Average giallo
8 February 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This one tries oh-so-hard to be a stylish giallo in the Argento-manner, combined with some erotica, and almost succeeds. Of course, you get all the pros and cons of the giallo-genre. Inventive cinematography, nice settings, elaborate murders, good score (by dePalma regular Pino Donaggio) and a plot with more twists and turns than you can shake a stick at, are bonus points plus a walk-on by Donald Pleasance who gives the picture a touch of class.

We also get silly dialogue to howl at, so-called actors/actresses who read their lines in incredibly stilted fashion (my 'fave' is the girl who says 'a maniac is trying to kill us all' with a tone of voice that suggests indigestion more than fright) and a motive for the killer that is far-fetched to say the least. Renee Simonsen is adequate in her part, as is Schanley. Because of the setting, the fashion industry in Milan, the array of beautiful women is neverending (but many of them are made up to look like hookers, not models), but almost none of them are presented in a positive way, rather as money-hungry bitches, ready to do everything for fame and/or money.

For the true giallo-fan there may be one thing that disappoints: the murders. If you are familiar with the works of Argento/Soavi/Fulci, you know that the murders should be vicious and yet beautiful almost. "Nothing Underneath" builds these set-pieces with some flair, but the payoffs (i.e murders) are usually (with one exception) pretty lame. However, the last ten minutes are quite suspenseful and competently put together, and Vanzina manages to pull off some neat set-pieces. Give it a try, but don't expect too much.

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