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Caramelle da uno sconosciuto (1987)

A serial killer is terrifying the prostitutes in a big Italian city. After few barbaric murdering four prostitutes Lena, Angela, Nadine and Stella decide to unify and try to self-defend ... See full summary »

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Lena
Marina Suma ...
Angela
Athina Cenci ...
Nadine
Mara Venier ...
Stella
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Jolanda
Anny Papa ...
Monica (as Annie Papa)
Gerardo Amato ...
Il cliente / amante di Angela
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La romana
Maurizio Donadoni ...
L'ispettore di Polizia
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Isa
Lidia Broccolino
Antonella Ponziani ...
La prima vittima
Alessandra Bonarotta ...
Claudia (as Alessandra Bonarota)
Ilaria Cecchi ...
Valentina
Luciana Cirenei
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A serial killer is terrifying the prostitutes in a big Italian city. After few barbaric murdering four prostitutes Lena, Angela, Nadine and Stella decide to unify and try to self-defend themselves. The police and all the other prostitutes agree with the four and the hunting is open. Who is the cruel killer? Written by 1felco

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24 April 1987 (Italy)  »

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Sweets of One Unknown  »

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Prostitutes of the world, unite!
11 October 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A killer is targeting the prostitutes in an Italian city. Anxiety and anguish among them. To face this threat they unite themselves to elaborate a protection strategy and also to find out who the killer is.

"Caramelle da uno sconosciuto" (Sweets from a Stranger) has a different and interesting story. Usually in the gialli the prostitutes are just very secondary characters – women you see in the night in lonely places (roads, parks etc..) standing by the fire to get warm. Sometimes one of them gets killed, but that's part of their business (!) In "Caramelle da uno sconosciuto" the prostitutes are the protagonists of the film. But those expecting a pure thriller will be surely disappointed. "Caramelle da uno sconosciuto" mixes stylishly-filmed murder scenes with comedy, social commentary, bits of drama and even romanticism. There's a good soundtrack and a beautiful song underlines some scenes of the film. The film is uneven - what links everything together is the humanity and warmth present in the film. The acting and the film's scenes feel spontaneous.

"Caramelle da uno sconosciuto" is a strange film that it's hard to label. It has many giallo elements, but it's also quite funny (and sometimes moving). A song, a video clip, and a message (?). Anyway the film is a real "stravaganza".

Recommended for those looking for something different.


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