Italy

Lina Wertmüller – Un complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti AKA Camorra (A Story of Streets, Women and Crime) (1985)

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The vicious drug-related killings of young pre-teen boys are the fuel that moves this mystery-actioner into high gear.
After Annunziata (Angela Molina) opens up a hostel with her friend Antonio (Daniel Ezralow), she is saved from being raped by a Camorra boss because the gangster gets suddenly killed. The killer escapes before Annunziata is able to see who it was. Following this murder are several others, and always with the same “signature” — a syringe in one of the testicles of the victims. Everyone suspects a drug war is on because the slain men are cocaine-heroin pushers. In a subplot, Annunziata’s young son is forced to run drugs (underage children cannot be prosecuted), making him the next candidate for murder. As the drug dealers continue to be killed off, the identity of the killer – or killers – slowly becomes obvious. Read More »

Krzysztof Zanussi – Il Sole nero AKA Black Sun (2007)

Synopsis:
Agata and Manfredi is a young couple in Catania, deeply in love and growing happier as time goes by. When Manfredi is shot and killed, Agata emerges from her shock with a desire for vengeance. Once she identifies the murderer herself, she methodically seduces him in order to exact a confession. Read More »

Dario Argento – Occhiali neri AKA Dark Glasses (2022)

A serial killer who preys on prostitutes sets his sights on Diana. As he pursues her, he causes a car crash in which she is blinded and 10-year-old Chin’s entire family dies. Despite her blindness, Diane resolves to take the boy in. But the killer is still on the loose… Read More »

Raimondo Del Balzo – Un Tenero Tramonto AKA A Tender Sunset (1984)

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The young Nicoletta gets a huge heritage. Her shady stepfather, however, recruits a currency dealer to lock her up in a Swiss nursing home and seize the money. Read More »

Pino Tosini – La casa delle mele mature (1971) 

Marisa and Judy need mental help, but find themselves in a poorly managed clinic. While Marisa’s husband cares for her and helps her out, Judy’s brother cares more about his idea of family honour, and the protection of his investments in factories, leaving his sister alone – till suicide. Read More »

Roberto Pariante – La porta sul buio: Testimone oculare AKA Door Into Darkness: Eyewitness [+ Extras] (1973)

Roberta discovers the corpse of a young woman while driving down a remote country road late at night. Roberta reports the incident to the police, but the corpse disappears from the crime scene. Is Roberta insane? Or is someone trying to drive her crazy? Read More »

Mario Foglietti – La porta sul buio: La bambola AKA Door Into Darkness: The Doll [+ Extras] (1973)

A mental patient escapes from an asylum. The police try to find said patient before anyone in the outside world gets hurt or killed. Read More »