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Devil in the Brain (1972)

Il diavolo nel cervello (original title)
A child suspected of killing his father is imprisoned in a mental hospital. A doctor finds him mentally healthy and begins to suspect another explanation.

Director:

Sergio Sollima
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefania Sandrelli ... Sandra Garces
Keir Dullea ... Oscar Minno
Micheline Presle ... Countess Claudia Osio De Blanc
Tino Buazzelli Tino Buazzelli ... Doctor Emilio Bontempi
Renato Cestiè Renato Cestiè ... Riccardo 'Ricky' Garces
Maurice Ronet ... Fabrizio Garces
Orchidea de Santis ... Caterina
Gaia Germani Gaia Germani ... Bianca Molteni
Gabriella Lepori ... Sunbather on Terrace
Elsa Boni Elsa Boni ... Nurse
Giorgio Basso Giorgio Basso
Bruno Boschetti Bruno Boschetti
Alberto Carrera Alberto Carrera
Giorgio Dolfin Giorgio Dolfin
Tina Maver Tina Maver
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A child suspected of killing his father is imprisoned in a mental hospital. A doctor finds him mentally healthy and begins to suspect another explanation.

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 April 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil in the Brain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Eerie Italian Made Thriller - Ending packs quite a punch!
27 August 2007 | by FEF312See all my reviews

As a long time fan of Actor Keir Dullea, this is one of his films that I thought I'd never see. I don't believe it was ever released in the U.S., and this Italian language film was never shown on American television.

I was delighted to find that this movie is now available on VHS or DVD, by a company called "Video Search of Miami". Quality of the DVD I received was only OK, but I was still pleased to add this film to my Keir Dullea collection.

"Devil in the Brain" is a tense Italian-made thriller directed by Sergio Solima; starring Tino Buazzelli Keir Dullea Stefania Sandrelli and Maurice Ronet; a young boy saw the killer but a shock-induced trauma keeps him from remembering the details-- however the killer doesn't feel safe.

The original Italian title was "IL DIAVOLO NEL CERVELLO". Beautiful score by Ennio Morricone.


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