This all-woman production is set in provincial France in the early 1930's. Two young, country sisters enter domestic service in the bourgeois household of a penurious widow and her homely ... See full summary »
A police lieutenant on the take is ordered by the mob to destroy an incriminating report, which the lieutenant's proud father knows about. When the father and girlfriend are murdered, the police officer sets out for revenge.
Slovakia during WW2. Tono lives a poor life, but the authorities offer him to take over the Jewish widow Lautman's little shop for sewing material. She is old and confused and thinks that ... See full summary »
Very good, obscure and underrated movie with three excellent male leads. Enzo Cerusico was prolific and began as a child actor in the 50s plays the poor guy caught up in this violent murder case, Riccardo Cucciolla plays the villainous professor and was in loads including Bava's Rabid Dogs and Melville's Un Flic. Meanwhile the colourful journalist, not too keen on the police line of investigation, is played by Enrico Maria Salerno, elder brother of the director and had most varied career including playing the Inspector in Bird With Crystal Plumage.
Movie begins with graphic sex killing in a cornfield and the witness becomes the suspect as a very well told tale takes us around the streets of Rome and surrounding countryside as a most believable story unfolds and a working class lad seems likely to take the rap instead of the society man. How very Italian.
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