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Don't Look Now (1973)

A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Laura Baxter
... John Baxter
... Heather
... Wendy
... Bishop Barbarrigo
... Inspector Longhi
Giorgio Trestini ... Workman
... Hotel Manager
... Anthony Babbage
Ann Rye ... Mandy Babbage
Nicholas Salter ... Johnny Baxter
... Christine Baxter
Bruno Cattaneo ... Detective Sabbione
... Dwarf
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John and Laura Baxter are in Venice when they meet a pair of elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be psychic. She insists that she sees the spirit of the Baxters' daughter, who recently drowned. Laura is intrigued, but John resists the idea. He, however, seems to have his own psychic flashes, seeing their daughter walk the streets in her red cloak, as well as Laura and the sisters on a funeral gondola. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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January 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inverno de Sangue em Veneza  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the original short story Christine dies of meningitis and dose not drown. See more »

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The dead woman that is hauled up from the river blinks. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Longhi: The skill of police artists is to make the living appear dead.
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Referenced in The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture (2009) See more »

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I Colori di Dicembre
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Written by Pino Donaggio and Giorgio Calabrese
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Shocking Red December
13 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

The Italian title of this Nicolas Roeg's classic is "A Venetian Shocking Red December" yep. I had seen this film dubbed into Italian, years ago. I was taken by the look and the atmosphere I remember being unnerved but I was appalled by the acting, specially Julie Christie's - one of my favorites of all time. Yesterday I saw the film again in its original English version. My goodness, what a difference! The film is even more frightening that I remembered. The atmosphere is asphyxiating. You can actually smell the rotting stench of the most beautiful city in the world. The ending leaves you breathless and the acting, well, listening to the actors real voices is another experience altogether. The pain and sudden burst of hope in Julie Christie is moving, very moving and very unsettling. Sutherland, as usual, is magnificent. The film, other than a solid cult status, remains virtually unknown by the public at large. "Don't Look Now" is a buried treasure that is bound to be re discovered and to all my countrymen, a piece of advise: avoid dubbed movies at all cost.


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