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Mio caro assassino (1972)

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A mysterious decapitation leads Inspector Peretti into a case of blackmail, deceit and the unsolved kidnapping of a young girl.

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Tonino Valerii

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Roberto Leoni (screenplay), Franco Bucceri (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hilton ... Inspector Luca Peretti
Salvo Randone ... Chief Marò
William Berger ... Giorgio Canavese
Marilù Tolo ... Dr. Anna Borgese
Manuel Zarzo ... Brigadier Bozzi (as Manolo Zarzo)
Patty Shepard ... Paola Rossi, the teacher
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Alessandro Moroni
Helga Liné ... Mrs. Paradisi
Tullio Valli Tullio Valli ... Oliviero Moroni
Dante Maggio Dante Maggio ... Mattia Guardapelle
Dana Ghia ... Eleonora Moroni
Alfredo Mayo ... Beniamino
Mónica Randall ... Carla Moroni
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... Head of Insurance Company
Lara Wendel ... Stefania Moroni (as Daniela Rachele Barnes)
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Following a mysterious decapitation (via mechanical digger) of an insurance investigator, Police Inspector Peretti is put onto the case. Slowly more people are found dead... a man supposedly commits suicide, a women is strangled, another attacked in her flat... but all the clues lead to an unsolved case of kidnapping and murder. Can Peretti find the murderer, if his major clue is a little girls drawing??? Written by Andrew Lines <peter_lines@lineone.net>

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 February 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

My Dear Killer See more »

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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 59715 delivered on 29-1-1972. See more »

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The 1998 Salvation video was cut by 4 secs to edit a shot of a young naked girl at an art studio. The 2008 Shameless DVD is fully uncut. See more »

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Thrilling and thoroughly interesting giallo
7 January 2001 | by rundbauchdodoSee all my reviews

This giallo belongs to the more notorious Italian thrillers of the Seventies, which is hardly surprising once one has seen it entirely. Director Valerii unfolds a rather shocking (for not to write perverse) story including a handful of dubious characters, kidnapping of little children and sadistic killings of helpless elderly people.

The story is very interesting and Valerii presents enough twists to keep the whodunit running until the "Hercule-Poirot-like" climax, in which all suspects are together in the same room, while the inspector solves the mystery. From time to time there are the typically stylish murder scenes, the nastiest showing a gory murder with a circular saw. All the characters are all portrayed convincingly by the actors, and Ennio Morricone's soundtrack is cool as ever.

Together with Lucio Fulci's masterly "Non Si Sevizia un Paperino" (Don't Torture a Duckling) and Aldo Lado's beautiful "Chi l'ha Visto Morire?" (Who Saw Her Die?) the ultimate giallo about child abuse and still sure to leave the audience gasping for breath after it's over. Don't miss this one, but be prepared.


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