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The House of the Yellow Carpet (1983)

La casa del tappeto giallo (original title)
Franca and her husband Antonio decide to sell a yellow rug, which was a gift of Franca's stepfather. One day, while Antonio is out, a strange man rings, saying he wishes to buy the rug. But... See full summary »

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Carlo Lizzani
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Cast

Cast overview:
Erland Josephson ... The Professor
Béatrice Romand ... Franca
Vittorio Mezzogiorno ... Antonio
Milena Vukotic ... The Psychiatrist
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Franca and her husband Antonio decide to sell a yellow rug, which was a gift of Franca's stepfather. One day, while Antonio is out, a strange man rings, saying he wishes to buy the rug. But the man's visit becomes a nightmare. He kidnaps Franca and says he killed his wife on that same yellow rug. Then Franca kills the man. But is that really all that has happened? And who was that strange man? Written by <p.romani@flashnet.it>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

9 September 1983 (Italy) See more »

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The House of the Yellow Carpet See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Giallo psychoanalysis.
15 January 2015 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Carlo Lizzani's "La Casa del Tappeto Giallo" is based on a play by Aldo Selleri.It's very interesting and quite original psychological giallo about a young couple Antonio and Franca.Franca inherited yellow carpet from her abusive stepfather.Antonio wants to sell yellow carpet and puts an ad in the local newspaper.During the absence of Antonio Franca is visited by a middle-aged man with a paralyzed hand.This mysterious man becomes more threatening and violent as he tells Franca that he killed his wife on the same carpet Franca is selling."The House of the Yellow Carpet" is an atmospheric and theatrical giallo which mostly takes place in a small apartment.The acting is excellent and there are two nasty moments including vicious stabbing and syringe in the eye moment.7 yellow carpets out of 10.


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