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The Weapon, the Hour & the Motive (1972)

L'arma, l'ora, il movente (original title)
A sexually-promiscuous priest is stabbed to death inside a church.

Director:

Francesco Mazzei

Writers:

Francesco Mazzei (story), Marcello Aliprandi (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Renzo Montagnani ... Commissario Franco Boito
Bedy Moratti Bedy Moratti ... Orchidea Durantini
Eva Czemerys ... Giulia Pisani
Salvatore Puntillo Salvatore Puntillo ... Moriconi
Claudia Gravy ... Sister Tarquinia
Alcira Harris Alcira Harris
Arturo Trina Arturo Trina ... Ferruccio
Adolfo Belletti Adolfo Belletti ... Anselmo Barsetti - The Sacristan
Arnaldo Bellofiore Arnaldo Bellofiore
Francesco D'Adda Francesco D'Adda ... Pisani - Giulia's Husband
Filippo Pompa Marcelli Filippo Pompa Marcelli ... (as Filippo Marcelli)
Gina Mascetti Gina Mascetti ... Mother Superior
Lorenzo Piani Lorenzo Piani
Maurizio Bonuglia ... Don Giorgio
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A sexually-promiscuous priest is stabbed to death inside a church.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 November 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Weapon, the Hour & the Motive See more »

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Julia Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Vent'anni
Written by Francesco De Masi and Giorgio Zinzi
Performed by Roberto Minardi
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A Very Average Giallo With an Interesting Side
23 April 2003 | by hae13400See all my reviews

A young clergyman, Don, has had two loves, and now he chooses one of them, Julia, as his only one lover. But soon Don is found dead in the chapel. And there is a witness, Felcio, who tells almost nothing about the murder to the police. But the murderer continues to take people's lives, and finally Felcio decides to inform of the very secret of the first murder... This is a typical Giallo film with good music by Francesco De Masi. The problem is that he does better jobs in other films. Indeed almost everything about this film seems to have average quality and therefore I have almost nothing say about it. Still it can be said that the story itself, which is nether complex nor confused, has at least one interesting side. Person like the first and leading victim, Don, is immoral. And killing the immoral person is much more immoral. But not revealing those immoralities is immoral? Or is there clear distinction between killing and letting-die? Although this film as a whole is not a moralistic one its religious and/or philosophical side, which seems to support the classic claim that there can be a deductive proof that the God does not exist based upon the existence of the evil, is rather unique and therefore can be interesting.


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