(252) LONG LASTING DAY (1973) Ewa Aulin | Ferdinando Baldi
title UNA VITA LUNGA UN GIORNO [Long Lasting Day]
also known as A LIFE LASTING A DAY
director: Ferdinando Baldi (as Sam Livingstone)
starring: Ewa Aulin · Mino Reitano · Eva Czemerys · Philippe Leroy ·
Luciano Catenacci · Franco Ressel
seaman Andrea Rispoli falls in love with cute Anna Andersson, a young
Norwegian who has come to Italy to stay with her [now deceased] aunt.
She is hospitalized after a brutal attempted rape from an unknown assailant.
However, as she recovers, medical tests show that she has a dangerous
heart condition, requiring an expensive operation. Of course, Anna can't
afford it. So, desperate for the money, Andrea is willing to go underground
to raise the $30,000. The man finds himself trapped in a decadent 'most-dangerous-game'
hunt as he must flee from one side of Naples to the other while rich assassins
try to kill him. If he survives, he gets the money. But everything isn't
what it seems...
though Ferdinando Baldi made numerous films outside his 'comfort zone'
[including the excellent Giallo NINE
GUESTS FOR A CRIME, the sex/horror opus TERROR
EXPRESS and, of course, this movie], he was most comfortable with
Spaghetti Westerns (best known for BLINDMAN
THY NEIGHBOR). Regardless of the intended genre, most of his films
are constructed, executed and shot like westerns. This one is no exception.
Director Baldi - who sometimes signed his films as Ted Kaplan or Ferdy
Baldwin - retired from filmmaking in 1988 after helming 40 motion pictures.
He died peacefully in his sleep at age 90 in November 2007.
gaining her reputation as a sex starlet (in CANDY),
actress Ewa Aulin would routinely turn down roles involving nudity. She
reversed her position for this film [her last], agreeing to a couple different
nude scenes. Over the years, Ms Aulin would appear in many revolutionary
movies including WHEN
LOVE IS LUST, Jorge Grau'sLEGEND
OF BLOOD CASTLE, DEATH
LAID AN EGGand the wild drug film MICROSCOPIC
LIQUID SUBWAY TO OBLIVION. Today, this former Euro starlet has
graduated from a Scandinavian University and is a teacher at an undisclosed
high school in Landskrona, Skåne län, Sweden.
the soundtrack is written and performed by Mino Reitano. He was an Italian
pop singer who composed the music for all the movies in which he starred
(a total of six, including this one). Mr Reitano died in January 2009
from intestinal cancer after a long illness. He was 64.
Italian film with optional English subtitles; uncut 96 minutes,
on a DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
Extras include selected theatrical trailers.
for Mature Audiences