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La morte scende leggera (1972)

| Mystery, Thriller
A man finds his wife brutally murdered. He has no alibi so is instructed by his lawyer to go into hiding in an abandoned hotel. Strange occurrences start happening immediately.

Director:

Leopoldo Savona
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Cast overview:
Stelio Candelli Stelio Candelli ... Giorgio Darica
Patrizia Viotti Patrizia Viotti ... Liz
Veronika Korosec Veronika Korosec ... Adele
Rossella Bergamonti Rossella Bergamonti ... Marisa
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Savara the lawyer
Antonio Anelli Antonio Anelli ... Hotel owner
Marcello Di Martire Marcello Di Martire
Mathily Doria Mathily Doria
Fernando Cerulli ... Magrini
Franco Marletta Franco Marletta ... Film director
Lella Cattaneo Lella Cattaneo ... Hotel owner's wife (as Lela Cattaneo)
Alessandro Perrella Alessandro Perrella
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Girl answering the telephone
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A man finds his wife brutally murdered. He has no alibi so is instructed by his lawyer to go into hiding in an abandoned hotel. Strange occurrences start happening immediately.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Also Known As:

Death Falls Lightly See more »

Filming Locations:

Roma, Italy See more »

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Agata Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Italian censorship visa # 60782 delivered on 10-8-1972. See more »

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absolutely wonderful nod to Bird With a Crystal Plumage
21 April 2013 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

From the same director and indeed the same year as the similarly hard to categorise, Byleth comes this strangely hypnotic blend of thriller cum ghost story cum giallo. I have seen this categorically denied as a giallo and yet I beg to differ. There are many a wide eyed moment, plenty of kills amid the sex and more than a hint that someone may be going mad. In addition there is an absolutely wonderful nod to Bird With a Crystal Plumage, and this scene with the locked glass doors probably ranks as the film's best. There is also, in this movie set within a hotel a scene most reminiscent of The Shining, though this might well have inspired the writer Stephen King, rather than Kubrick. Well worth a watch, if you can find it.


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