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Giallo (2009)

In Italy, a woman fears her sister may have been kidnapped. Inspector Enzo Avolfi fears it's worse. They team up to rescue her from a sadistic killer known only as Yellow.

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Inspector Enzo Avolfi / Giallo (as Byron Deidra)
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Linda
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Celine
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Inspector Mori
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Keiko (as Valentina Izumì)
Sato Oi ...
Midori
Luis Molteni ...
Sal
Taiyo Yamanouchi ...
Toshi
Daniela Fazzolari ...
Sophia
Nicolò Morselli ...
Young Enzo
Giuseppe Lo Console ...
Butcher
Anna Varello ...
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Franco Vercelli ...
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Lorenzo Pedrotti ...
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In Torino, Celine, an American model, is abducted by a taxi driver while en route home to meet her sister Linda, visiting at her apartment. The next morning, Linda reports that Celine is missing - the sergeant in charge directs her to F.B.I. agent Inspector Enzo Avolfi. He's from the Special New York City Department investigating a serial-killer that kidnaps foreigners to destroy their beauty. When a Japanese woman is found at nearby a fountain, Enzo and Linda find that the girl is calling the abductor's skin is "Yellow" in color and Linda concludes that the guy might have jaundice. They go to the Policlinic di Torino to find the killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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To Catch a Killer, You Must Think Like a Killer!.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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1 July 2011 (Italy)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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This is Dario Argento's first theatrical directorial feature which isn't based on an original script by himself. However, the script was written specifically for him. See more »

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Not worth your time!
7 March 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

When a director distances himself from a movie that is never a good sign. And after watching this movie I have to say that he is right to do so if there is truth to this claim. There was a time Dario Argento could do no wrong. So what exactly happened? Maybe we will never find out. But for now I understand very much that this isn't a movie to be proud of. There is not one scene that shows the master's brilliance. It does make me wonder what the movie could have been without the interference of the producers. It also doesn't help that the story is quite weak. There are no twists and turns. Well, maybe a very little one. None concerning the Killer. But the biggest flaw of "Giallo" is the lack of real tension and suspense. Even when the killer is known a giallo movie should provide thrills. Otherwise what would be the point of this movie. (Thinking about it, this movie can be seen as a bad parody about the giallo genre.) Adrian Brody and the beautiful women are the only things that stand out in this below average product. Avoid big time!


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