Fernando Di Leo

  • Fernando Di Leo – Brucia, ragazzo, brucia AKA Burn, Boy, Burn (1969)

    The film starts with a dream sequence, wide-angled lens deformed characters, where the main actress, named Clara, is running away from male pleasure and taking refuge on a female companion and once again running away sensing in the female a reciprocal attraction.

    The themes of the movie are the emancipation of women and the female pleasure, the breakdown of the typical family and its hypocritical values, brought forward by the sexually liberated youths influenced by the sexual revolution initiated in the States.Read More »

  • Fernando Di Leo – La bestia uccide a sangue freddo AKA Slaughter Hotel AKA Cold Blooded Beast (1971)

    A rehabilitation hospital in the Italian countryside, which offers treatment for women suffering from various psychological disorders, is stalked by a mysterious cloaked killer.Read More »

  • Fernando Di Leo – Il poliziotto è marcio AKA Shoot First, Die Later (1974)

    Luc Merenda gives the performance of his career as a highly regarded police detective who is taking syndicate money in exchange for departmental favors. His father, a simple man, also works for the department but on a lower rung; he isn’t jealous of his son, but rather proud of him, little knowing that he’s a crooked cop. A series of events leads the young detective to ask his father for a favor (he wants a certain police report that is desired by the syndicate) and it doesn’t take long for the detective’s father to realize his son is on the take… which leads to numerous complications.Read More »

  • Fernando Di Leo – Il boss AKA Wipeout! AKA The Boss (1973)

    A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi’s clan a part from Cocchi. He immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don Corrasco’s clan. Cocchi is determined to revenge. His actions, including the Corrasco’s daughter kidnap, in a Palermo in which also the police is corrupted, will soon destroy the old equilibrium giving the way to an escalation of violence that won’t save anyone. If Cocchi will survive to the mafia war he will be the new boss for sure.Read More »

  • Fernando Di Leo – Vacanze Per un Massacro aka Madness (1980)

    The film was based on a subject by Mario Gariazzo, a director who in the seventies, gravitated into the orbit of Daunia and to whom Fernando di Leo “lent a hand” by offering advice for his script – for his detective film, The Bloody Hands of the Law – and for the production of his western, Holy Water Joe and the tear-jerker, The Balloon Vendor, a story vaguely inspired by William Wyler’s famous film, The Desperate Hours. At the start it was Gariazzo who was to direct it but at the producers’ insistence he was finally replaced by di Leo.Read More »

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