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Giallo (2009)

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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.

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Dario Argento
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Cast

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 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 ... Delivery Boy
Farhad Re Farhad Re ... Designer
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Storyline

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!.

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Horror | Thriller

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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Country:

USA | UK | Spain | Italy

Language:

English | Italian | Japanese

Release Date:

1 July 2011 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Agria katadioxi See more »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The movie's title refers to an Italian genre of mystery fiction which the director himself popularized worldwide with films such as Deep Red (1975). See more »

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Not one of Argento's best but still a fine, well shot and engaging movie
24 May 2010 | by Noel BartonSee all my reviews

As a big Argento fan I was eagerly anticipating Giallo. I was disappointed then when it received some rather harsh reviews from fans and critics. Upon seeing it with rather low expectations I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

Whilst it wasn't one of his best works it was a fine movie and even a second rate Argento movie is better than the vast majority of movies. If I'd have seen it with high expectations maybe I'd have been a little disappointed but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It could have done with more deaths and more twists and a better climax but the characters were interesting and it was engaging and intriguing throughout.

His unsurpassed use of camera angles and panning is still there and a joy to watch even if a little more subtle than some of his classics. A lot of people tend to overlook such things and criticise plot and acting in his movies but his use of camera is perhaps as important as plot in his movies and certainly more important than acting. You don't watch an Argento movie for acting, although the acting in this is much better than in some of his older movies. It could have done with a more memorable score but the music was still very good.

So not one of his best movies but not his worst and not deserving of the harsh criticism. Worth giving a chance; didn't blow me away but I was gripped from start to finish and I'm not going to turn my nose up at that.


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