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I Am What I Am (1967)

Col cuore in gola (original title)
Bernard meets Jane in a Night Club, in London, and he likes her. Her father was killed in a car accident, but Jane thinks he has been killed because he was blackmailed for a picture of his ... See full summary »

Director:

Tinto Brass

Writers:

Tinto Brass (story), Sergio Donati (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Bernard
Ewa Aulin ... Jane Burroughs
Roberto Bisacco ... David
Charles Kohler Charles Kohler ... Jerome Burroughs
Luigi Bellini Luigi Bellini ... Jelly-Roll
Monique Scoazec Monique Scoazec ... Veronica Yassupova
Enzo Consoli Enzo Consoli ... Bartender
Vira Silenti Vira Silenti ... Martha Burroughs
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Bernard meets Jane in a Night Club, in London, and he likes her. Her father was killed in a car accident, but Jane thinks he has been killed because he was blackmailed for a picture of his second wife, Jane's mother in law. In the same Night Club Bernard finds the blackmailer corpse and Jane near him, but he believes she is innocent. So Bernard and Jane run away followed by a dwarf, the blackmailer's men, who believe Bernard killed their boss and of course, the Police. They believe that Jerome, Jane's brother, can help them to solve the case. But Jane doesn't know where he is, or so she says. Corpse after corpse, Bernard will find out the truth. But will the truth help him? Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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They're at it again ... and again ... and again ...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, drugs and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 April 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Average Giallo from a T&A man.
28 August 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

When I see Tinto Brass, I think of Cheeky and Salon Kitty. T&A features, not traditional giallo. I am willing to be surprised.

You are going to be reminded by a current jail occupant in Orlando, Fl, who was dancing the night away after her daughter went missing. The children. Jane (Ewa Aulin) and Jerome (Charles Kohler) Burroughs, in this film are in a nightclub right after they visit their father in the morgue. Guess death can't interfere with life.

Bernard (Jean-Louis Trintignant) discovers her with his dead partner and takes her away.

They go looking for the killer. It's not as bloody as most giallo, and there is no nudity to speak of, but it is worth watching. It had an almost comic book air at times, and the music was definitely upbeat.

The cinematography was outstanding on this print and really made it worthwhile.


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