Obscure [but Exceptional] Thriller from Carlo Lizzani
Italian Title: LA CASA DEL TAPPETO GIALLO [The House with the
starring: Erland Josephson · Beatrice Romano · Milera Vukotic · Vittorio
on a play by Aldo Selleri, here is an obscure thriller about a young
couple who place an ad in the newspaper to sell an inherited carpet
[expensive but not right for their house]. While Antonio is out, a man
comes to see the carpet and begins to tell Franca some disturbing things
which include a confession that he killed his wife on that very same
carpet years before. The mysterious man becomes more and more forceful.
As Franca begins to panic, the unthinkable happens.
Some fans of the movie have compared it to the Audrey Hepburn thriller
UNTIL DARK, however it is really closer to Peter Collinson's
PETHOUSE. Carlo Lizzani was a filmmaker who spent the first
decade of his career making documentaries. In the mid '60s, he turned
to Spaghetti Westerns (best known for HILLS
RUN RED) and then, later, erotic melodramas like the anti-establishment
HOTEL. Interestingly, in 1990 he returned to making documentaries
exclusively, this time for television, until his death by suicide, October
2013, at age 91.
film in English language; widescreen format, fully uncut (86 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include trailers.