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The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975)

Morte sospetta di una minorenne (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Horror | 12 August 1975 (Italy)
A young prostitute is found brutally killed and is up to detective Germi (Claudio Cassinelli) the investigation of the case, as the search progress he uncovers a girls trafficking ring with connections to powerful people.

Director:

Sergio Martino

Writers:

Ernesto Gastaldi (story), Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudio Cassinelli ... Paolo Germi
Mel Ferrer ... Police superintendent
Lia Tanzi Lia Tanzi ... Carmela
Gianfranco Barra Gianfranco Barra ... Teti
Patrizia Castaldi ... Marisa
Adolfo Caruso Adolfo Caruso ... Giannino
Jenny Tamburi Jenny Tamburi ... Gloria
Massimo Girotti ... Gaudenzio Pesce
Carlo Alighiero Carlo Alighiero ... Chief S.M.C.D. office
Franco Alpestre ... Il Menga
Fiammetta Baralla Fiammetta Baralla ... Landlady
Barbara Magnolfi ... Floriana
Aldo Massasso Aldo Massasso ... Listri
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... Killer with sunglasses
Carlotta Wittig ... Director of S.M.C.D.
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Detective Paolo Germi (Claudio Cassinelli) is assigned to investigate the suspicious murder of a very young girl, but every time he gets closer to unravel the mystery more killings occur, eventually, throughout his investigation, detective uncovers a prostitution ring with ties to very powerful people. Written by jairhcastillo

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 August 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Suspicious Death of a Minor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dania Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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It's just that it's not what you would expect
12 January 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

If you are expecting a 'giallo' to unfold, and with the title, box art and opening of the film, you have every right to do so, you will be a little disappointed.

For instead this is a right hotchpotch of styles and levels of seriousness. Once aware that this is going to go all over the place and include social comment and slapstick comedy whilst retaining a sleazy back story of under age prostitution one can relax and enjoy, at face value, a most likable film.

Made after most of his 'giallo' greats this is always watchable with fine moments. It's just that it's not what you would expect.


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