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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Primal Impulse See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinemarte See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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

Quotes

Alice Campos: [Last lines] My name is Alice. I am Alice Campos. This time I will not run away.
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Incredibly suspenseful,stylish thriller
28 April 2005 | by Icons76See all my reviews

A very insightful psychological thriller! Footprints is a stylish example of the 70's powerful Italian film making.And Luigi Bazzoni, a wrongly underrated director and visually amazing 'auteur'. The movie develops its unusual plot with an incredibly suspenseful atmosphere and never disappoints,especially in its sad and dramatic finale! Florinda Bolkan delivers an excellent performance,rich of nuances and touching sensitivity,being able to portray a dark lady who is not only fascinating,but also painfully real and tragically lonesome.But the all cast is a treat,as well! Lila Kedrova,Nicoletta Elmi(the mysterious kid by the beach),Italian screen legend Caterina Boratto and stunningly beautiful B movie queen Evelyn Stewart in the brief but haunting role of the protagonist's friend! And Klaus Kinski in a surprisingly disturbing cameo! It's peculiar to notice how incredibly well done movies like Footprints were! Vittorio Storaro's moody and creepy cinematography,stylized locations and sets,Nicola Piovani's haunting score and first of all the story,so intense and disturbing,so intelligently layered and structured! A thriller with fantastic elements,but especially with a soul and a personal vision. I wish movies like Footprints would not be forgotten! I wish the movies were more insightful and personal today as they were back in the 60's/70's! And yes..i wish somebody will soon make a digitally remastered widescreen DVD out of this little masterpiece!


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