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Il profumo della signora in nero (1974)

Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

Director:

Francesco Barilli

Writers:

Francesco Barilli (story), Massimo D'Avak (story) (as Massimo D'Avack) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimsy Farmer ... Silvia Hacherman
Maurizio Bonuglia ... Roberto
Mario Scaccia ... Signor Rossetti
Jho Jhenkins Jho Jhenkins ... Andy
Nike Arrighi Nike Arrighi ... Orchidea
Lara Wendel ... Young Silvia (as Daniela Barnes)
Aleka Paizi Aleka Paizi ... Signorina Cardini (as Alexandra Paizi)
Renata Zamengo Renata Zamengo ... Marta - Silvia's Mother
Ugo Carboni Ugo Carboni ... Man of the Sect
Roberta Cadringher Roberta Cadringher ... The Antique Dealer
Sergio Forcina Sergio Forcina
Gabriele Bentivoglio Gabriele Bentivoglio ... Shop's Boy
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Chemical Worker (as Luigi A. Guerra)
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Elisabetta
Donna Jordan Donna Jordan ... Francesca Vincenzi
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Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 April 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

O Perfume da Senhora de Negro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Mimsy Farmer was the only choice to play the lead. See more »

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Superb and shocking Giallo
7 November 2005 | by Prof-Hieronymos-GrostSee all my reviews

Mimsy Farmer is an industrial chemist haunted by tragic flashbacks form her childhood concerning the deaths of her parents….Is she going mad?...or is she the victim of a voodoo curse?…we are never quite sure until the vividly gruesome and savage climax. Magnificent cinematography and a memorable score make this a real gem of the Giallo genre.Barilli really shows his undoubted talent for capturing the wonderful Italian architecture and keeping us interested in the storyline too. This is not your bog standard slasher though, as nothing really happens until that brutal climax…(That I didn't see coming BTW).however this is a pensive and deliberately paced thriller that will live long in your memory.HIGHlY RECOMMENDED 8.5/10


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