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Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005)

Ti piace Hitchcock? (original title)
Unrated | | Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 1 July 2005
A college film student, obsessed with the works of Alfred Hitchcock, investigates a murder committed in the apartment building across from his and suspects that his seductive neighbor hired a girlfriend to commit the deed.

Director:

Dario Argento
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elio Germano ... Giulio
Chiara Conti Chiara Conti ... Federica Lalli
Elisabetta Rocchetti ... Sasha Zerboni
Cristina Brondo ... Arianna
Iván Morales ... Andrea
Edoardo Stoppa Edoardo Stoppa ... Inspector
Elena Maria Bellini Elena Maria Bellini ... Giulio's Mother
Horacio José Grigaitis Horacio José Grigaitis ... Inspector
Giuseppe Lo Console Giuseppe Lo Console ... Federica's Boss (as Giuseppe Loconsole)
Milvia Marigliano Milvia Marigliano ... Sasha's Mother
Giampiero Perone Giampiero Perone ... The Fiancee (as Gianpiero Perone)
Antonio Mazzara Antonio Mazzara ... Cleaning Man
Anna Varello Anna Varello ... Doctor
Carla Gambino Carla Gambino
Lorenzo Federici Lorenzo Federici
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Storyline

In 1990, as a boy, Giulio was chased through the woods by two women after spying on them practicing witchcraft. Now a young film student in Turin, he watches his neighbors in the flats across from his third floor apartment, especially Sasha when she's naked or arguing with her mother. Giulio's girlfriend is disgusted with his voyeurism, but, after a murder occurs, Giulio is convinced that two relative strangers, just as in Hitchcock and Highsmith's "Strangers in a Train," have agreed to murder each other's bête noir. He follows his suspects, ends up with an intruder and a broken foot, and may be in real danger. Is he more than a peeping Tom? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Two divinely gifted geniuses = a diabolic thriller! [Scandinavian DVD.] See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first Dario Argento film where the killer wears white gloves rather than black. See more »

Connections

References Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) See more »

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A lighthearted and cheerful homage to Hitchcock .
7 September 2007 | by Semen_MonsterSee all my reviews

I think this is a pretty good movie. There is not much gore in it, and sometimes the humor gets a bit too silly, but I still enjoyed it. There's more to Argento than just gory murder scenes. It's actually slightly more suspenseful as a whole than most Argento flicks, in a lighthearted and cheerful kind of way, and it's still has some pretty nice visuals. For being a made for TV movie, it's got a lot of style, with some nice camera work, and like the old Hitchcock movies, it has a lot of humor in it, and a lot of references to a lot of Hitchcock's films. After all, the movie is a homage to the old master of suspense, Sir Alfred Hitchcock. The movie is more like an old fashioned thriller with some of Argentos own unusual style. It was shot on 35 mm film. Sometimes it has the look of a TV movie, but with a lot of cinematic flair still there, and I was surprised of how much of the old Argnto trademarks that was still left in. Surprisingly, the picture's got a lot of mild nudity. The plot resembles a lot of Hitchcock's Rear Window and is about a film student who is a Peeping Tom who cant restrain himself from spying on his sexy neighbor and he gets in a lot of trouble for it.

I thought it was a nice change to this time see Argento experiment with a different kind of a movie, and the script moves forward in a much more straightforward manner than any film he's done before.

If you can live without the excessive gore, and are up for an unusually lighthearted Argento movie, mixed with some of his old visual style, then it's definitely worth a watch.


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Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

1 July 2005 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Do You Like Hitchcock? See more »

Filming Locations:

Torino, Piemonte, Italy

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1.66 : 1
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