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Amuck (1972)

Alla ricerca del piacere (original title)
R | | Mystery, Thriller | June 1978 (USA)
A writer's secretary tries to find her missing friend and uncovers a murder plot.

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... Richard Stuart
... Greta Franklin
... Eleanora Stuart
Nino Segurini ... Il commissario Antonelli
... Sandro
... Giovanni - the butler
Patrizia Viotti ... Sally Reece
Petar Martinovitch ... Rocco
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Greta Franklin, a beautiful American blonde, arrives on an island near Venice and rings the door-bell of Richard Stuart, a famous novelist who lives in a beautiful house with his wife Elonora. She manages to be hired as Richard's new secretary, the former one having disappeared without a trace. What Richard and Eleonora do not know - yet- is that Greta has a secret motive for taking the job: not only did she know Sally, her predecessor, but she was her lover... Written by Guy Bellinger

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When Greta is investigating in the cellar, a print of Dorthea Lange's 'Migrant Mother' can be seen. See more »

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One of the best "true" gothic tales I have ever seen
15 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

Probably one of the harder to find horror films from Italy, that is actually worth seeking out. I wasn't expecting too much from this film. I usually go by the idea that when a film has drawn artwork for a cover there is usually not to much substance to the film. And from reading the back of the film it sounds like any other, "girl's friend is missing, girl searches for friend from last place she was, these people are strange, girl ends up like friend, or something like that.

This however has to be the absolute exception to the rule. The ladies are all beautifully stunning and not a bit shy. The plot twists to the point that you are as uncertain as the heroine what exactly is real and what exactly happened, is happening, very disarming. An intelligent horror/mystery film. Convincing acting all around, suspense, psychological drama, some gore and lots and lots of nudity and sex that just never seems to end. Considered by some as euro-sleeze due to the nudity, and it does fit the catagory easily but I find that if gore or nudity are pertinent to the plot they are welcomed, gratuitous this is not. The seduction scene between Grete (Barbara Bouchet) and Eleanora (Rosalba Neri) will most likely be enblazed in my memory till I die. Hard to explain. The scene is erotica with a twist. The cinematography is great throughout but superb during this scene.

An intelligent story that turns out to be different than I expected and I have watched alot of horror films great and small. Recommended if you want something far different than the down to the last teenager horror flic I was impressed.


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