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The Monster of Florence (1986)

Il mostro di Firenze (original title)
A string of sex murders has been plaguing Florence for almost 15 years, in which a serial killer brutally murders couples who are sneaking "a quickie" in public areas. A writer who is doing... See full summary »

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Cesare Ferrario
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A reconstruction of eight double homicides believed to have been committed single-handedly between 1968 and 1985 in and around Florence, Italy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Mann ... Andreas Ackerman
Bettina Giovannini ... Giulia
Gabriele Tinti ... Enrico
Francesca Muzio Francesca Muzio ... Enrico's Girlfriend
Federico Pacifici Federico Pacifici
Alberto Di Stasio Alberto Di Stasio ... Killer
Anna Orso Anna Orso ... Mother of a victim
Lydia Mancinelli Lydia Mancinelli ... Killer's Mother (as Lidia Mancinelli)
Antonio Ballerio Antonio Ballerio
Gil Baroni Gil Baroni ... Police Commissioner (as Gianfranco Baroni)
Vittorio Capobianco Vittorio Capobianco
Giuseppe Mauro Cruciano Giuseppe Mauro Cruciano
Stefania Dadda Stefania Dadda ... Party Girl
Carole Le Pers Carole Le Pers
Agatino Magri Agatino Magri
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A string of sex murders has been plaguing Florence for almost 15 years, in which a serial killer brutally murders couples who are sneaking "a quickie" in public areas. A writer who is doing research for a book about the crimes sets out to uncover the identity of the killer, aided by his beautiful girlfriend. Based on a true story. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Ogni estate, in una notte di luna piena... (Every summer on a full moon night..).


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 April 1986 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monster of Florence See more »

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Production Co:

G.M.P. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White (one scene)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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my print is somewhat longer than the running time generally quoted
2 October 2013 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

I very much enjoyed this hard to find and much underrated film. I note that my print is somewhat longer than the running time generally quoted, so it is likely that there are heavily cut versions available and that might well affect the viewing pleasure, however uncomfortable. Bit late for a giallo and although it has many of the ingredients, this is based upon a true (still unsolved) true story and has an orchestral soundtrack much more somber than any giallo. Pretty sleazy stuff with some astonishing and creepy moments. Almost all the killings are by the gun but its all the dragging across the ground, the subsequent mutilations and the very fact that all victims are having sex in cars are what give this the giallo feel. Plus there is much, not unreasonable speculation as to the profile of the killer and this takes us into familiar Freudian territory, so much the preserve of Italian thrillers. Really well done with decent balance between shock/horror and serious consideration.


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