"I trust you, even though I don't know you but what the hell eh?"
I had to watch this one after finding out it was a mix of Giallo and Euro-crime, well before either of those genres where particularly popular. Also, as this was made during the Gothic Horror, so almost the entire film takes place in a huge mansion. And it's a load of old enjoyable codswollop.
After spending an awfully long time watching a man drive a car, park a car, and then walk into Fumicino airport, we at last start getting some semblance of a plot when some other guy kidnaps this guy and takes his place. But what's going on? Turns out this imposter is heading for a mafia don's mansion, and some kind of shipment of heroin is soon to be delivered.
However, someone is stalking the mansion, giallo style (black gloves, shadows on walls) and starts killing off all the gangsters one by one. Thus, we take a stroll down old 'who's-the-killer?' avenue, and it's not hard to figure this one out as there's only six people at the mansion.. Plus, we've still to find out who the imposter is too.
Luckily, this is one of those daft, cheese filled Italian films where the good guy can hook up with a mafia don's missus, put the moves on the other chick, and be laughing his way into the sunset at the end. There's a couple of head scratching scenes (one takes place on this huge bridge but doesn't lead anywhere) and there's many a shot of owls during the end. The killer also laughs maniacally which is more like the Gothic Horror of the time.
Not bad for a film I'd never heard of until yesterday and not the last to blend the Euro-crime and Giallo together - see also The Devil With Seven Faces and What Have They Done To Your Daughters?
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