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More style than substance... but it's real style
on 21 November 2009
Conceptually and in terms of narrative this is a fairly formulaic and unadventurous Giallo. I'd lost interest in who the killer was by the end, for example. Yet what the film lacks in these areas it more than makes up for with it's consummate and occasionally jaw-dropping cinematography that oozes style and aplomb. It's technically so good that I actually struggled to believe it was made in 1972 - the clarity of the imagery is razor sharp.
Paulo Cavara throws in plenty of dynamic flourishes that keep you rivetted. The pace of the film is well managed and there is a lot of scenic variation and tone. For lovers of visually oriented cinema this is a must see.