Michele Soavi

  • Michele Soavi – Arrivederci amore, ciao AKA The Goodbye Kiss (2006)

    2001-2010CrimeDramaItalyMichele Soavi

    Giorgio Pellegrini, a former left-wing activist turned terrorist has fled to Central America and fought with a guerrilla movement. Fifteen years later he is fed up with living in the jungle and decides to return to Italy. What he wants is to lead a comfortable bourgeois life in his native country. Thanks to Anedda, a corrupt police inspector, and after giving away former comrades, he obtains a reduced jail sentence. Once released from prison he obsessively pursues his dream of becoming a “respectable” citizen, even if the way to it is paved with larceny, pimping, drug-dealing, rape, heist and murder…Read More »

  • Michele Soavi – Deliria aka StageFright: Aquarius (1987)

    1981-1990HorrorItalyMichele Soavi

    Plot Synopsis by Robert Firsching
    Horror film actor Michele Soavi’s directorial debut was this stylish giallo thriller about an escaped lunatic terrorizing the cast of a stage musical who get locked in a theater after dark. David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, and perennial victim Giovanni Lombardo Radice (aka “John Morghen”) lead the cast, most of whom spend their time sniping at each other with amusingly typical backstage cruelty. The murder scenes are the film’s primary attraction, artfully handled by Soavi in setpieces such as a blue-lighted stage strewn with feather-covered bodies. Read More »

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