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Il siero della vanità (2004)

The vips of italian television disappear in a mysterious way. Two detectives, Lucia and Franco, try to investigate in this mystery, drowning into a strange world, where the leader is the powerful star Sonia Norton.

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Lucia Allasco
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Azzurra Rispoli
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Franco Berardi
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Sonia Norton
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Vittorio Terracciano (as Ninni Bruschetta)
Luis Molteni ...
Rocco Piccolo
Maddalena Maggi ...
Esther Bonanni
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Michele Benda
Antonio Ianiello ...
Pasquale Terracciano
Rosario J. Gnolo ...
Mago Daniel
Marco Cortesi ...
Matteo De Muzzi
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M. Simone
Giovanni Argante ...
Calaciura
Carlo Luca De Ruggieri ...
(as Carlo De Ruggieri)
Marica Coco
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The vips of italian television disappear in a mysterious way. Two detectives, Lucia and Franco, try to investigate in this mystery, drowning into a strange world, where the leader is the powerful star Sonia Norton.

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15 April 2004 (Italy)  »

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The Vanity Serum  »

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€214,376 (Italy), 18 April 2004, Limited Release
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Una storia d'amore e di vanità
Written and performed by Marco Castoldi
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Just a little better than Il cartaio
11 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Mediocre italian giallo, based on a novel by Niccolò ammaniti and directed by Infascelli, this movie has only a couple of excellent scenes (like the death of the comedian Rocco)on a too derivative script, that tries to make fun in a corrosive way on the power of television talk shows (the target of the writer is a notorious italian talk show), but the plot is contrived, full of holes as big as houses (while the assassin did not check the demise of the police woman, for example?), the acting is always really poor with very few exceptions (and this is a shame as most of the actors and actresses involved are normally really good). All in all, this is another example of the abysmal level of the new wave of Italian giallos, best exemplified by the terrible Il Cartaio. This one is definetily better, but only slightly so.


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