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this movie by Massimo Dallamano is one the finest examples of giallo film-making
on 13 May 2015
Loosely based on Edgar Wallace's novel “The Clue of the New Pin”, this movie by Massimo Dallamano is one the finest examples of giallo film-making. The dreamy opening credits set the tone for a story revolving around the theme of innocence and the social longing for its loss.
Fabio Testi is as convincing as ever in the role of a gym teacher at a Catholic Girls' School in London whose flirtations with one of of his students put him in the role, usual for giallo leads, of both suspect and detective.
The movie rests on a solid script, the action moves along nicely between the well-written dialogues instrumental to the investigation and the brief, powerful moments of graphic violence which, however, never feel gratuitous. A couple of funnier moments also contribute to make the script's balance which makes this film a small masterpiece.
The Czech DVD's version has a has a pretty good visual and aural presentation. As often with similar giallo DVDs out there the sound could be clearer in some places. The only downside to this product is that the DVD comes with a unique audio track in English with Czech subtitles which cannot be switched off. Other than that, highly recommended purchase!