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A Whisper in the Dark (1976)

Un sussurro nel buio (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 12 August 1976 (Italy)
Martino is a young child who claims to have an invisible friend called Luca. His parents assume it is just a game, but strange things start to happen...

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Marcello Aliprandi
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Phillip Law ... Alex
Nathalie Delon ... Camilla
Olga Bisera Olga Bisera ... Françoise
Alessandro Poggi Alessandro Poggi ... Martino
Joseph Cotten ... The Professor
Lucretia Love ... Susan
Zora Velcova Zora Velcova ... Camilla's Mother (as Zora Welcova)
Susanna Melandri Susanna Melandri
Simona Patitucci Simona Patitucci
Adriana Russo Adriana Russo ... Clara
Margherita Sala Margherita Sala
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudio Cirillo Claudio Cirillo ... Detective
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Martino is a young child who claims to have an invisible friend called Luca. His parents assume it is just a game, but strange things start to happen...

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 August 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Whisper in the Dark See more »

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Cinemondial See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Certe Volte a Venezia
sung by Pino Donaggio
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Ravishing and charming
6 January 2002 | by SimoAsseriniSee all my reviews

This Marcello Aliprandi's "Un sussurro nel buio" is a very peculiar movie. It comes, regarding the plot and the themes, earlier than some celebrated movie: in particularly "Shock" (1976) by Mario Bava, but also "Shining" (1980) and "The Sixth Sense" (1999). The story is about a child who, in a big and perturbing house in a north Italy country, talks and plays with a - maybe - inexistent other child. His parents get worried and try to understand. The end of the story is not devoid of ambiguity. The movie is visually impressive, odd in the plot (with a good sense of suspense), full of mystery and fascination for irrational. I think that in the italian `fantastic' genre "Un sussurro nel buio" is among the best and the most original ones: Marcello Aliprandi may be compared with directors like Mario Bava, Pupi Avati and Michele Soavi. Even if it isn't always a very solid movie, if you like this italian genre you must see this refined film. Very enjoyable the cast: John Phillip Law, Nathalie Delon and even Joseph Cotten.


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