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Madness (1980)

Vacanze per un massacro (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 20 March 1980 (Italy)
An escaped convict plays the occupants of a remote home against one another for his own sadistic pleasure while searching for the loot he buried there following a previous robbery.

Director:

Fernando Di Leo

Writers:

Mario Gariazzo (story), Fernando Di Leo (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Joe Dallesandro ... Joe Brezzi
Lorraine De Selle ... Paola
Patrizia Behn ... Liliana (as Patricia Bhen)
Gianni Macchia Gianni Macchia ... Sergio
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An escaped convict plays the occupants of a remote home against one another for his own sadistic pleasure while searching for the loot he buried there following a previous robbery.

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A parte il fatto
Written by Cristiano Malgioglio and Corrado Castellari
Performed by Iva Zanicchi
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Beaver Hunt, Abruzzo Style
23 August 2016 | by radiobirdmaSee all my reviews

At the end of the 70s, Fernando di Leo's career was going downhill, avalanche-style. The producers of Madness (a.k.a. Toy) generously provided him with two heaps from the used car dealer next door and a ramshackle hut in the Abruzzo region including posters of Marlon Brando and John Travolta on the wall – conditions that made di Leo so enthusiastic that he churned out a script for the libido thriller kammerspiel of the year, at least in his head. Enter the world champion in eye rolling, ex-Andy Warhol protégé Joe Dallesandro, as an escaped convict looking exactly like the village plumber ... and ricky-tick he's laying pipe to two low-rent lascivious gals desperate for a nice and thorough rape ("It wasn't bad at all ... Were you so keen due to abstinence? I enjoyed it. Whenever you feel like it, I'm all yours"), refined with some of the most harrowing canzone from the Italo hit parade 1979 (plus Luis Bacalov's score directly nicked from di Leo's by far best work, Milano Calibro 9). Amateur actress Lorraine de Selle is showing her beaver off for most of the ninety endless minutes, but - pardon me - that's not the reason why the word "lousy" might haunt you for a few days. Another sample of Dallesandro's dialogue, per favore? "And now screw. Show us what men like." It's only a short stop to Joe D'Amato from here. His porn flicks, for sure.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 March 1980 (Italy) See more »

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Midia Cinematografica See more »
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Runtime:

| (Amazon Video) (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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