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Voices from Beyond (1991)

Voci dal profondo (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | June 1991 (Italy)
When a family man is poisoned to death, it's covered up as a stomach hemorrhage and his spirit returns to aid his daughter in finding his killers.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Lucio Fulci (story), Daniele Stroppa (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Duilio Del Prete ... Giorgio Mainardi
Karina Huff ... Rosy Mainardi
Pascal Persiano Pascal Persiano ... Mario Mainardi
Lorenzo Flaherty Lorenzo Flaherty ... Gianni
Bettina Giovannini ... Lucia Mainardi
Frances Nacman Frances Nacman ... Hilda Mainardi (as Frances Nacmen)
Paolo Paoloni ... Grandfather Mainardi
Sacha Darwin ... Dorrie (as Sacha Maria Darwin)
Antonella Tinazzo ... Rita
Damiano Azzos Damiano Azzos ... Davide Mainardi
Rosa Maria Grauso Rosa Maria Grauso ... Rosy as a child (as Rosamaria Grauso)
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Wealthy businessman Giorgio Mainardi has died of a stomach hemorrhage, but his ghost is not so sure that it was a random misfortune and wants to know the truth. Unfortunately, almost everyone around him is happy to see him gone. Everyone, that is, except for his daughter Rosy, who still feels affection for her father even though they have drifted apart. With her medical student boyfriend, Johnathan, Rosy will try to get to the bottom of her father's death. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Trivia

Lucio Fulci: The pathologist who performs the autopsy on Gigorio. See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing title card reads: "this film is dedicated to my few real friends, in particular to Clive Barker and Claudio Carabba." - Lucio Fulci. See more »

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Referenced in Limestone Burning See more »

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A gem of the late Fulci
10 August 2001 | by AS-69See all my reviews

Caution: Some plot and scenes revealed

"Voices from beyond" is one of Fulci's most coherent and successful productions, especially among his last films. As usual, the subject are the horrors of death and what comes after it.

The story deals with the death of Giorgi Mainardi, a man with a lot of money and enemies. After the prologue and the opening credits we witness the violent death of Mainardi, vomitting loads of blood. During his burial ceremony we are introduced to the main characters and in flash back sequences to why they had good reason to hate him. After his death, Mainardi manages to keep contact to the living: To his only trustee, his daughter Rosy, he talks in dreams, and his enemies he haunts with terrible nightmares. This concept gives Fulci the opportunity to insert many wildly surreal dream sequences (including, believe it or not, a zombie attack), and he makes good use of it. This dreamlike aspect of the movie is contrasted to the clinical analysis of Mainardi's death and decay, starting from his unpleasant demise on the death bed, ranging over the autopsy carried out by the Maestro (i.e., Fulci) himself, and ending in repeated shots of his decaying corpse.

Other fine images include a still life with broken light bulbs (the device used to kill Mainardi) which summarizes the evil plot against him.

We also watch the claustrophobia of Mainardi's father whose spirit is still alive but who has no means to communicate with the outside world, except his tears. He has to suffer interminable mockings through Mainardi's enemies.

Maybe this character expresses Fulci's own incapacity to express himself properly in his latest movies due to extremely limited budgets and equipment. In fact, in an interview Fulci declared that he wanted to make one more movie with sufficient production values (i.e., "The Wax mask"), so that he can die in peace. As everybody knows, fate has declined this favour to him.

Nevertheless, with "Voices from beyond", Fulci has demonstrated that he could create something of value even with restricted resources.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

June 1991 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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Color (Fujicolor)

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1.78 : 1
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