Italian title DAL NOSTRO INVIATO A COPENAGHEN
also known as OUR ENVOY IN COPENAGHEN
and SINDROME INFERNAL [Infernal Syndrome] (Italian Re-Release)
starring: Maria Pia Luzi (as Jane Avril)
Casale (as Anthony Vernon)
Walter Fabrizio (as Alain N Kalsyi)
Di Mitri (as George Stevenson)
· Anna Ciucci
US Marines escape the Viet Nam war and take refuge in Copenaghen in this
early (typically) underfinanced film from cult director Alberto Cavallone.
The movie is essentially an anti-American rant. The central focus is the
Viet Nam War and its consequences, with an unapologetic leftist slant.
Horrified by the carnage, two American deserters defect to Copenaghen
for safety, They are assisted by a shadowy peace group, more focused on
embarrassing the USA. The ex-Marines are left to their own difficulties
of surviving in an unfamiliar land.
Cavallone's political agenda is very obvious, he seems to constantly send
a mixed message [eg, condemning the atrocity of the War while justifying
his characters' own brutality towards humanity; and by making the peace
group into a rather sinister organization with dark ties]. Perhaps, Cavallone
is ultimately saying everything [and everybody] is fucked.
the heaviness of the political tone, this is - after all - an Alberto
Cavallone film. As such, he cannot resist the sleaze. One of his
GIs is having an affair with a woman whose husband is gay which results
in a bloody sex killing [see pic below, center] while the other Marine
can only find work in a live sex show. Alberto Cavallone was a low-budget,
anti-establishment filmmaker who notoriously pushed the envelope in the
name of avant garde cinema. Some studio insiders insist that he was certifiably
insane - a danger to himself, his crew and the Industry itself. His projects
became more bizarre and inaccessible (see AFRIKA,
WOMAN AND THE BEAST, BLOW
BARBARIANS OF THE KON TRIBE, et al). Towards the end of
his career, Alberto turned to XXX hardcore (BEING
CAPTURED). Alberto Cavallone's career stopped abruptly when he
died from heart failure at age 59 in 1997.
stars Maria Pia Luzi (using her Jane Avril pseudonym), a regular for many
- if not all - Alberto Cavallone projects. She was also married to him.
But before her Cavallone days, she made numerous genre classics, like
AGAINST US and ADVENTURES
IN A MOTEL.
Italian production (of limited quality, see screen shots) with English
(86 min.), DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American
Extras include Alberto Cavallone trailers.
Violence/Nudity/Gay Theme/Sexual Brutality
For Adult Audiences