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The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971)

Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 7 July 1972 (Hong Kong)
When a girl is murdered in a park, a television presenter is accused of killing the girl, who happens to be his daughter's best friend.

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Duccio Tessari
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Cast

Cast overview:
Helmut Berger ... Giorgio
Giancarlo Sbragia ... Alessandro Marchi
Evelyn Stewart ... Maria Marchi
Silvano Tranquilli ... Inspector Berardi
Wendy D'Olive ... Sarah Marchi (as Wendi D'Olive)
Günther Stoll Günther Stoll ... Attorney Giulio Cordaro
Wolfgang Preiss ... The Prosecutor
Lorella De Luca ... Marta Clerici
Peter Shepherd Peter Shepherd ... The Inspector's Assistant
Gabriella D'Olive Gabriella D'Olive ... Gabriella Giusti (as Gabriella Venditti)
Stefano Oppedisano Stefano Oppedisano
Anna Zinnemann Anna Zinnemann ... Anna Bellini
Dana Ghia ... Giorgio's mother
Federica Tessari Federica Tessari ... Federica Sartesi
Carole André ... Françoise Pigaut
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When a girl is murdered in a park, a television presenter is accused of killing the girl, who happens to be his daughter's best friend.

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 July 1972 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bloodstained Butterfly See more »

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Production Co:

Filmes Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Attorney Giulio Cordaro: Men like young girls because they're so... irresistible.
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Featured in Mad Dog Helmut (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra
By Tschaikowsky
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One of the best giallos
15 May 2000 | by sculptured117See all my reviews

I just picked this little gem up recently and had the pleasure of finding out what a great film this is. I was unfamiliar with the director, and wasn't sure what to expect. The film is filled with clever camera work and symbolism. The soundtrack too is wonderful. I did not miss the mighty Morricone while watching this giallo. Morricone has scored many films like this and has created a style all his own for these sort of films. Even though I noticed some Morricone-like melodies, the score overall was original, with well placed moments of Tchaikovsky's piano concerto. If you have already seen all the Argento, Fulci and Bava giallos, then by all means do not miss this one!


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