31 October 2014

Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
96 min.
Directed by Aldo Lado.
With George Lazenby, Anita Strindberg, Peter Chatel, Adolfo Celi, Dominique Boschero, Jose Quaglio, Alessandro Haber, Nicoletta Elmi, Rosemarie Lindt, Giovanni Forti Rosselli, Sandro Grinfan, Carlo Hollesch, George Willing.
From the superb snowdrenched opener to the surprising murderer-revealed climax, this outstanding giallo is a keeper.

A psycho dressed like a woman, and wearing a dark veil, is offing young children in and around Venice.

After the killer claims his daughter Roberta (Elmi), a sculptor (Lazenby) decides to investigate the shameless crimes himself.

Aided by his beautiful wife Elizabeth (Strindberg), he begins to follow the clues which will lead him to the maniac. But can he stop the insanity before others die?

Expertly shot and punctuated throughout by one of Morricone's most haunting original scores.

The stunning Venetian locales are gorgeously utilized by director Lado, who also did the surreal Short Night of Glass Dolls.

A killer in granny gear, the POV through a seepy black veil, good pacing and more...just some of the reasons this masterfully done thriller separates itself so well from the rest of the pack.

Also known simply as The Child.

Italian: Chi l'ha vista morire?

Required viewing.

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