Story of a budding serial killer, who takes a young lady from a prominent family in the neighboring town, and holds her captive. The film examines the young girl’s plight as she faces a very human terror and fights for survival.
Tag Archives: Italy
Death Laid an Egg (1968) Giulio Questi, Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin, Thriller
A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm), her husband Marco (who kills prostitutes in his spare time) and Gabriella (the very beautiful secretary). Marco continues to kill as jealousy becomes more prevalent on the farm.
Hole in the Forehead (1968) Giuseppe Vari, Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra, Claudio Undari, Rosy Zichel, Western
Berlinguer ti voglio bene / Berlinguer, I Love You (1977) Giuseppe Bertolucci, Roberto Benigni, Alida Valli, Carlo Monni, Comedy, Drama, Romance
The fiery performance, conducted by Giuseppe Morelli with the Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra, knocks all recent digital efforts into a cocked hat. A few cinematic liberties seem permissible to me and this is surely one of the best films of an opera.
Maciste in Hell / Maciste all’inferno (1925) Guido Brignone, Bartolomeo Pagano, Umberto Guarracino, Mario Saio, Action, Drama, Fantasy
L’Année sainte / Holy Year (1976) Jean Girault, Jean Gabin, Jean-Claude Brialy, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Comedy
Max, a master thief, is spending some time behind bars, having been captured by a determined and crafty police officer. He has hidden a sizable amount of gold in Italy and is patiently waiting to get out so he can retrieve it. His prison companion wants to get out now and get the gold. So they escape, dress as priests and fly off for Italy.
Kiss the Other Sheik / Oggi, domani, dopodomani (1965) Eduardo De Filippo, Marco Ferreri, Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Spaak, Virna Lisi, Comedy
Marcello Mastroianni stars in this film which combines much of the 1965 release Paranoia with new footage. A police inspector is told of the bizarre behavior of a pistol-packing papa who shoots blanks at his wife to keep her intimidated. He inserts a real bullet every so often just to let her know she should pay attention.
Woman Times Seven (1967) Vittorio De Sica, Shirley MacLaine, Elspeth March, Peter Sellers, Comedy, Drama
Seven mini-stories of adultery: “Funeral Possession,” a wayward widow at her husband’s funeral; “Amateur Night,” angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; “Two Against One,” seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; “Super Simone,” wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; “At the Opera,” a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; “Suicides,” a death pact; “Snow,” would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband.
Coby is an ex-soldier and billiard champion. He and his friend Len accept the sum of 50,000 dollars to investigate the trafficking of arms across the Mexican border, but the pair come across a new revolutionary revolver.