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The Psychic (1977)

Sette note in nero (original title)
A clairvoyant woman discovers a skeleton in a wall in her husband's house, and seeks to find the truth about what happened to the victim.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Lucio Fulci (story & screenplay), Roberto Gianviti (story & screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer O'Neill ... Virginia Ducci
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Emilio Rospini
Marc Porel ... Luca Fattori
Gianni Garko ... Francesco Ducci
Evelyn Stewart ... Gloria Ducci
Jenny Tamburi Jenny Tamburi ... Bruna
Fabrizio Jovine ... Commissioner D'Elia
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ... Melli
Loredana Savelli Loredana Savelli ... Giovanna Rospini
Salvatore Puntillo Salvatore Puntillo ... Second Cab Driver
Bruno Corazzari ... Canevari
Vito Passeri Vito Passeri ... Caretaker
Franco Angrisano Franco Angrisano ... First Cab Driver
Veronica Michielini Veronica Michielini ... Giuliana Casati
Paolo Pacino Paolo Pacino ... Inspector Russi
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Storyline

A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it. Along with her psychiatrist, she seeks to find the truth about who the person was and who put her there. Soon enough, she starts to realize the possibility that she may share the victim's fate... Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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Suddenly she could see into the future...and saw her own murder...

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Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Psychic See more »

Filming Locations:

Arezzo Airport, Tuscany, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rizzoli Film,Cinecompany See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The opening sequence set in Dover England, and Florence Italy at the exact same time show the time set as 11:45. Continental Europe is one hour ahead of the British Isles time zone in which the time in Florence should read 12:45. See more »

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Featured in Fear Itself (2015) See more »

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Sette Note in Nero
Recorded on EMI Records by Norberto Gil Ventura
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Flawed, Full of Clichés but Entertaining
7 April 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1959, in Florence, the girl Virginia sees her mother committing suicide jumping off a cliff in England. Twenty-eight years later, Virginia Ducci (Jennifer O'Neill) is married with the wealthy Francesco Ducci (Gianni Garko). Out of the blue, Virginia has a vision of a walled dead woman and when he goes to his house in Italy, she sees the wall of her vision. She opens a hole in the wall and finds a skeleton inside. When her husband returns from London, he is arrested and becomes the prime-suspect since the woman was his lover. Virginia discusses the subject with her psychiatrist and friend Luca Fattori (Marc Porel). They find differences between her vision and the location where the skeleton was found and Luca suspects that she might have had a premonition. Virginia decides to investigate the case to find evidences to prove the innocence of Francesco and she suspects that a man called Emilio Rospini (Gabriele Ferzetti) is the killer. When Francesco is released from jail, she becomes obsessed to find the truth and does not stop to snoop around. What will happen to her?

"Sette note in nero", a.k.a "The Psychic", is an entertaining but flawed and full of clichés giallo. It is irritating to see the cliché of a woman hiding from a serial-killer and stumble upon something to make noise. Or the alarm in the watch in the exact moment that the killer is leaving. Or the woman seeking out a dangerous criminal without any weapon or plan B. the cinematography and the locations are beautiful and the open conclusion is another plus in this film. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Premonição" ("Premonition")


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