Dark, Grim Film
Definitely Not Endorsed by the NYC Tourist Board
Italian Title: LA FACCIA VIOLENTA DI NEW YORK [Violent Face
of New York]
also known as LA FABBRICA DELL'ODIO [The Hate Factory] and ONE
director: George Darnell [Jorge Darnell]
starring: Mimsy Farmer · Fernando Rey · Sergio Jimenez · Luigi Pistilli
crosses the Mexican border illegally and manages to settle in New York.
But life in NTC is brutal and unexpectedly vicious. Sergio must fight
for his life and he learns to survive in the city's underground. Then
he meets and falls in love with the mob boss' girlfriend...
Farmer was a young American B-actress who played biker chicks, druggies
and other 'bad girl' types in the late 60s (e.g., HOT
RODS TO HELL). Her distaste for U.S. politics - especially the
Viet Nam war - convinced Ms Farmer to leave the country and visit her
brother who was teaching in London. There, she met Italian scriptwriter
Vincenzo Cerami, married him and moved to Italy. Mimsy found International
success when Dario Argento cast her in the lead for his giallo Four
Flies On Grey Velvet (1971). She continued to work in genre
films (including PERFUME
OF THE LADY IN BLACK, Ruggero Deodato's CAMPING
DEL TERRORE, Armando Crispino's AUTOPSY,
et al) before moving to France in the mid '80s. Ms Farmer, now
in her mid-70s, has not made a film since 1991.
Jorge Darnell helmed this Italian|Mexican co-production but, interestingly,
he was neither Italian nor Mexican. Jorge was originally from Argentina
where he began shooting B-movies in the mid '60s. He made this film
for Mexico's powerful Churubusco Azteca Studios in 1974 but then moved
to Spain where he continued to dabble in filmmaking before returning
to Argentina a few years later (where he directed his final project
Tiempos Duros Para Drácula [Hard Times for Dracula]).