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Arcana (1972)

A Sicilian widow earns her living as a clairvoyant, in Milan, but she hasn't got any power at all. Her son instead holds supernatural powers and with the help of his mother he becomes a ... See full summary »

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Giulio Questi
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Lucia Bosè ... Mamma (as Lucia Bosé)
Maurizio Degli Esposti Maurizio Degli Esposti ... Son
Tina Aumont ... Brenda
Rosaria Rosaria
Dario Viganò Dario Viganò
Gianfranco Pozzi Gianfranco Pozzi
Anarella De Faveri Anarella De Faveri
Renato Paracchi Renato Paracchi
Giovanni Ricci Giovanni Ricci
Ferruccio Fantini Ferruccio Fantini
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A Sicilian widow earns her living as a clairvoyant, in Milan, but she hasn't got any power at all. Her son instead holds supernatural powers and with the help of his mother he becomes a strong sorcerer. But he fails perhaps to understand the real strength he possesses inside and unbinds uncontrolled forces that lead people that surround him to go mad. Written by davide

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Surreal arcana.
16 April 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Mrs.Tarantino is the widowed wife of a poor worker from southern Italy living with her creepy son in a shabby block of industrial Milan.She plans to make money exploiting as a charlatan a crowd of rich dullards looking for supernatural advice like tarot and hand reading.The mother is an expert in magic rituals and cleverly uses it to lure her prey,while her son is a psychic.The problem arises when the son falls in love with her mother's client and uses his arcane powers to gain her love with devastating consequences...Extremely obscure and forgotten Italian horror movie with some nice surreal touches and often implied Oedipux complex.The score by Berto Pisano is fantastic with phenomenal violin motif.I hope that "Arcana" will be released on DVD soon.8 out of 10.


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Italian

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6 April 1972 (Italy) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor) (Negative)

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1.85 : 1
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