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Italian Title: GIALLO A VENEZIA [Thriller in Venice]
starring: Leonora Fani · Jeff Blynn · Gianni Dei · Vassili Karis · Mariangela
Giordano · Eolo Capritti
Here's an Italian
thriller that has garnered an impressive reputation even though few people
have actually seen it. Some critics sneered and called it "Misogyny in
Venice" due to the excessive sexual brutality (during the final 20 minutes);
it has been released under a variety of names from "Mystery in Venice"
to "Thrilling in Venice" to (most aptly) "Gore in Venice." While it IS
absolutely outrageous and morally reprehensible, Giallo A Venezia
remains the most remarkable example of a Euro Sex-n-Violence extravaganza.
There's a parallel
storyline. One involves a sadistic serial killer and the other deals with
a young couple engaged in rather twisted sex games that lead to brutal
and Flavia have some issues with intimacy. Fabio can only work up a desire
for his wife when she's getting screwed by somebody else. So poor Flavia
is repeatedly humiliated by violence and rape, until she has had enough.
Meanwhile. There's a vicious killer who's capturing prostitutes and torturing
them. His gruesome activities lead to the film's most notorious segment...
an extreme torture/death sequence involving a butcher knife and helpless
was 25 when she starred in this film. It was the culmination to an impressive
run of quirky Euro thrillers that began with NAKED
MASSACRE and then BESTALIA,
FEAR and Enzo Castellari's HOUSE
BY THE EDGE OF THE LAKE. After GIALLO A VENIZIA,
Ms Fani went to Japan for a film with master director Yasuzō Masumura
BEAST and TATTOO].
She made a controversial coming-of-age movie called Eden No Sono
[Garden of Eden]. A few years later, Leonara returned to Italy for a TV
series, Dei Miei Bollenti Spiriti. She retired in 1984 at
Italian film; widescreen, totally uncut version (99 min.), in Italian
language with optional English subtitles, DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT
NTSC, playable on any American machine. Extras include theatrical trailer.
Graphic Violence/Rape/Sexual Brutality/Gore/Drugs/S&M Activity/Torture:
For Mature Audiences Only