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Footprints on the Moon (1975)

Le orme (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 1 February 1975 (Italy)
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A woman is tormented by strange dreams of astronauts on the moon. She visits a deserted seaside town whose inhabitants know her even though she does not know them.

Directors:

Luigi Bazzoni, Mario Fanelli (uncredited)

Writers:

Mario Fanelli (novel) (as Mario Fenelli), Mario Fanelli (screenplay) (as Mario Fenelli) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Florinda Bolkan ... Alice Campos / Alice Cespi
Peter McEnery ... Henry
Nicoletta Elmi ... Paola Bersel / Paula Burton
Caterina Boratto ... Boutique Owner
John Karlsen ... Alfredo Laurenti / Alfred Lowenthal (as John Carlsen)
Esmeralda Ruspoli Esmeralda Ruspoli
Evelyn Stewart ... Mary
Miriam Acevedo Miriam Acevedo ... Alice's Supervisor (as Myriam Acevedo)
Rosita Torosh ... Marie Leblanche (as Rosita Toros)
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... (as Luigi Guerra)
Klaus Kinski ... Prof. Blackmann
Lila Kedrova ... Mrs. Heim
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The translator Alice Cespi has nightmares with an astronaut left alone on the moon and is addicted in sleeping pills. When she goes to work, she is fired since she missed three days without any justification. She returns home and finds a torn postcard of the Garma Hotel in Garma and decides to visit the seaside touristic place. She stumbles upon the weird girl Paola Bersel, the stranger Harry and other locals that believe she is a woman called Nicole. Along the days, Alice tries to unravel the mystery of her missing days. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She can remember only fear!

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Mystery | Thriller

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Crew member visible reflected in mirror when Alice wakes up in the Peacock Room. See more »

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Alice Campos: I'm not crazy!
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Low-key psychological sci-fi thriller with some nice footage.
2 July 2002 | by fetmenfulSee all my reviews

Alice (Florinda Bolkan), a translator living in Italy, discovers that she has a memory loss and can't recall the last couple of days. She starts to follow a trace of memory fragments, which leads her to the small town of Garma. People in the town seem to recognize her and she's beginning to suspect that the re-occurring nightmares of astronauts conducting horrible experiments has something to do with her own amnesia.

The movie is interesting and the plot is good, but it's a bit to slow moving and arty for my taste. The plot takes some nice twists and it's really hard to figure out where it's heading. Florinda Bolkan is good in her role (but even better in "Flavia the Heretic") and it's always nice to see "star" child actor Nocoletta Elmi. Klaus Kinski's role is too small though. This is not a movie for the die-hard gore hound or exploitation addict, but still a very nice hour-and-a-half mystery.


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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1 February 1975 (Italy) See more »

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