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Eyes of Crystal (2004)

Occhi di cristallo (original title)
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While hunting a cultured, intelligent and vicious psychopath, Inspector Amaldi comes face to face with the physical and moral decay of his city as well as the ghosts of his own past.

Director:

Eros Puglielli

Writers:

Luca Di Fulvio (novel), Franco Ferrini (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luigi Lo Cascio ... Inspector Amaldi
Lucía Jiménez ... Giuditta
José Ángel Egido ... Frese
Simón Andreu ... Detective Ajaccio
Carmelo Gómez ... Professor Avildsen
Eusebio Poncela ... Dr. Civita
Branimir Miladinov Branimir Miladinov ... Avildsen as a Child (as Branimir Petev Miladinov)
Tzvetan Philipov Tzvetan Philipov ... Ajaccio as a Child (as Tzvetan Orlinov Filipov)
Ernestina Chinova Ernestina Chinova ... Dr. Cerusico (as Ernestina Chavdarova Shinova)
Christo Jivkov ... Detective Di Fusco (as Hristo Jivkov)
Dessy Tenekedjieva ... Lucia (as Desislava Tenekedjieva)
Plamen Peev Plamen Peev ... Parodi
Federico Di Pofi Federico Di Pofi ... Max Peschiera
Plamena Getova Plamena Getova ... Senora Cascarino
Elisabeth Radeva Elisabeth Radeva ... Nurse (as Elizabet Radeva)
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Storyline

When a young couple and a peeper are killed in the field with sadism, Inspector Amaldi and his partner Freese unsuccessfully follow the leads trying to track the criminal. Meanwhile, the college student Giuditta is being stalked and goes to the precinct, where she is attended by Amaldi, and immediately they feel a great attraction for each other. When another woman is murdered, Amaldi and Freese realize that they are chasing a serial killer. Amaldi visits Professor Civita, trying to find the meaning of three leaves found in the crime scene. Amaldi, who battles with his violent temper, tries to put the clues together and to avoid the next murder of the unknown psychopath. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

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Italian censorship visa # 98054 delivered on 19 May 2004. See more »

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27 April 2018 | by nick121235See all my reviews

This one had a lot of potential. The beginning was great, and I was really enjoying the film until things started to slow down around the middle. Unfortunately, they didn't pick back up, but instead deteriorated even further to a very unsatisfying ending. The camera work was that typical of 00's films as was the boring colour palette. Despite all of this, it did manage to rise above the typical police thriller. And it's still better than Argento's "neo-giallo" efforts.


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Country:

Italy | Spain | Bulgaria | UK

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 November 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Eyes of Crystal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$386,355
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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