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The Sister of Ursula (1978)

La sorella di Ursula (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 18 October 1978 (Italy)
While searching for their estranged mother, two beautiful sisters, Dagmar and Ursula, arrive at a luxurious seaside hotel. At the same time, a mysterious killer starts murdering promiscuous women in the area.


Enzo Milioni


Enzo Milioni (story), Enzo Milioni (screenplay)

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Cast overview:
Barbara Magnolfi ... Ursula Beyne
Stefania D'Amario ... Dagmar Beyne
Anna Zinnemann Anna Zinnemann ... Vanessa
Antiniska Nemour Antiniska Nemour ... Jenny (as Antinisca Nemour)
Yvonne Harlow ... Stella Shining
Vanni Materassi ... Roberto Delleri
Giancarlo Zanetti Giancarlo Zanetti ... The Psychologist
Marc Porel ... Filippo Andrei / Gianni Nardi
Alice Gherardi Alice Gherardi ... The Young Fiancée
Roberto De Ruggeriis Roberto De Ruggeriis


While searching for their estranged mother, two beautiful sisters, Dagmar and Ursula, arrive at a luxurious seaside hotel. At the same time, a mysterious killer starts murdering promiscuous women in the area.

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18 October 1978 (Italy) See more »

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The Sister of Ursula See more »

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Rewind Film, Supercine See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actress Barbara Magnolfi has expressed her disappointment in the final version of the film. She stated she was disappointed that they changed the film from a more serious psychological thriller to more of an erotic thriller. See more »


Ursula Beyne: You just like being shagged, you bitch!
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Referenced in The Father of Ursula (2008) See more »

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The Sister of Urgh! sul Urgh!
3 March 2019 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

This would make a nice, if potentially wrist-spraining, triple bill with Play Motel and Giallo E Venezia, as it's another sleazy giallo that spends too much time on the rumpy-pumpy and not enough on the stabby-stabby.

On the Amalfi Coast, two sisters check in to a nice coastal hotel run by the seemingly nice Roberto. Dagmar is the more outgoing of the two sisters to say the least, as other sister Ursula is completely off her trolley. She hates the hotel and everyone in it on sight, including Roberto, club singer Stella Shining, and especially young, handsome guy Fillipo.

That night, a mysterious (gloved and hatted) stranger pays a hooker so he can spy on her getting it on with some guy (in one of many nudie scenes that litter this film). Once she gets rid of her customer, she's murdered by the stranger in a rather unique, and some would say symbolic, fashion. But who is the killer this time? We'll have to spend a lot of time with our various hotel staff/customers and their dark secrets before we find out...

(Deep breath) You see Ursula suffers from some trauma after her mother left her impotent father who then killed himself, leaving Dagmar to look after the ungrateful Ursula. Hotel owner Roberto has an open marriage to his wife, who is getting it on with a young girl called Jenny who also lives in the hotel. Fillipo is a lover of Stella Shining but she doesn't like jealous men and he is also a drug addict. It's like that old soap opera Crossroads, with more full frontal nudity.

The killer doesn't like it when the ladies get it on so they're busy going around killing them and to be honest the police didn't seem that bothered about it when I look back on it. What you have here is a giallo with the emphasis on the sleaze, so the film breaks down every fifteen minutes or so for a love scene complete with sexy saxophone soundtrack. Rather close to the bone, some of it too, if you know what I'm saying (winks like Sid James).

When you watch these things its fun trying to figure out who the killer is but it's not hard to guess here. The Amalfi locations add to the atmosphere, but the mystery of the film won't stimulate your brain, however. The bit where Dagmar uses a gold chain to set off the old fanny bomb might stimulate something else mind.

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