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In Rome, after the abduction of a British tourist, the police inspector Anna Mari is contacted by the criminal, who self-entitles The Card Player, challenging the police department to dispute a video poker with him where the prize would be the life of the victim. The Chief of Police refuses to participate and the victim is tortured and killed in front of an Internet web cam. The British detective John Brennan is assigned to investigate the case and when another woman is kidnapped, they invite the addicted player Remo to play for the police. Anna and John lead the investigation trying to disclose who might be the serial-killer. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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OK, first I have to commit that I´m quite an Argento fan, so I sat down in my car, drove 500 km from Vienna to Udine to watch this flick - so don´t expect any objectivity.
I really like this movie for several reasons:
(1) Great camerawork. This starts in the very first cuts in the police station and keeps up the tension to the end of the movie.
(2) Great score by Claudio Simonetti - which is what you´d expect.
(3) A great lead actress.
(4) Very good style & art direction (as in many italian movies)
The plot was quite easy to understand, even if my Italian is everything but fluent, just read one of the many synopsises available.
So if you want to see the latest evolution of giallo - watch this one, if you expect "Profondo Rosso Part II" or "Tenebre Reloaded - Peter Neil strikes again" - forget about it. Dario Argento has always changed his style
and he did it this time as well. If you can accept this, you will see a
good movie. If not, just plug the ABE edition of Profondo Rosso in your DVD...
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