In Italy, a woman fears her sister may have been kidnapped. Inspector Enzo Avolfi fears it's worse. They team up to rescue her from a sadistic killer known only as Yellow.


Dario Argento
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrien Brody ... Inspector Enzo Avolfi / Giallo (as Byron Deidra)
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Linda
Elsa Pataky ... Celine
Robert Miano ... Inspector Mori
Valentina Izumi ... Keiko (as Valentina Izumì)
Sato Oi Sato Oi ... Midori
Luis Molteni ... Sal
Taiyo Yamanouchi Taiyo Yamanouchi ... Toshi
Daniela Fazzolari Daniela Fazzolari ... Sophia
Nicolò Morselli Nicolò Morselli ... Young Enzo
Giuseppe Lo Console Giuseppe Lo Console ... Butcher
Anna Varello Anna Varello ... Butcher's Wife
Franco Vercelli Franco Vercelli ... Cabbie
Lorenzo Pedrotti Lorenzo Pedrotti ... Delivery Boy
Farhad Re Farhad Re ... Designer


In Torino, Celine, an American model, is abducted by a taxi driver while en route home to meet her sister Linda, visiting at her apartment. The next morning, Linda reports that Celine is missing - the sergeant in charge directs her to F.B.I. agent Inspector Enzo Avolfi. He's from the Special New York City Department investigating a serial-killer that kidnaps foreigners to destroy their beauty. When a Japanese woman is found at nearby a fountain, Enzo and Linda find that the girl is calling the abductor's skin is "Yellow" in color and Linda concludes that the guy might have jaundice. They go to the Policlinic di Torino to find the killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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To Catch a Killer, You Must Think Like a Killer!. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Vincent Gallo was initially set to play the role of Yellow but dropped out after his ex-fiancée Asia Argento was cast in the lead role. Ironically enough, she later quit the project because she was pregnant and was replaced by Emmanuelle Seigner. See more »


Inspector Enzo Avolfi: Got you, you yellow fuck!
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References Pale Rider (1985) See more »

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Recognisably Argento
18 November 2011 | by RetroRickSee all my reviews

Argento fans, and I am one of them, are hard task masters. Argento peaked in the 70s/80s and he has never quite got back to that stunning level of cinematic form. Having said that, if you can actually suspend the expectation that this will be a masterpiece of horror, then its quite possible you will enjoy this film, and get caught up with the scenery, the twisted characterisation and modest but still noteworthy gore (if you're a regular film-goer as opposed to a horror freak at least). Argento at this level is a fine way to wile away an hour and a half. It delivers style, a small measure of substance, and a fair if not necessarily always gripping story. And most of all, it is an Argento, and nothing like that abomination of camp, the Mother of Tears (why, Argento, what were you thinking?). The current rating is 4.4. Unfortunately that's going to stop a lot of people from seeing this, which is their loss. The master lives, he's just not over-stretching himself. And why should he when he can just enjoy himself with little outings like this.

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Release Date:

1 July 2011 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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Dolby Digital



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1.85 : 1
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