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Massimo Felisatti (screenplay)
Fabio Pittorru (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 August 1969 (Italy) See more »
Gunnar Lindmark is a professor of psychology, while his wife Meret find here a reminiscent of an old extramarital love, ceased because of her lover's death. This crisis triggers jealousy of the professor who kills the Italian guy. | Add synopsis »
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Riveting film that will keep you on the edge of your seat right till the very last minute. See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Giuliano Gemma ... Giulio

Bibi Andersson ... Margit Lindmark

Gunnar Björnstrand ... Prof. Gunnar Lindmark
Rosemary Dexter ... Laetitia
Amos Davoli ... Judge
Arturo Pallandino ... Carabiniere (as Arturo Palladino)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elisabetta Bonino ... Violante
Brizio Montinaro ... Barista
Saverio Moriones ... Monaco (as Moriones Francisco Javier)
Paola Natale ... Maid
Antonella Squadrito ... Biondella

Directed by
Florestano Vancini 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Massimo Felisatti  screenplay
Fabio Pittorru  screenplay
Florestano Vancini  idea and screenplay

Produced by
Julien Derode .... executive producer
Turi Vasile .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Rustichelli 
Cinematography by
Ennio Guarnieri 
Film Editing by
Mario Morra 
Art Direction by
Luigi Scaccianoce 
Costume Design by
Marisa Crimi 
Production Management
Danilo Marciani .... production supervisor
Michele Marsala .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giovanni Fabbri .... assistant director (as Nanni Fabri)
Sound Department
Claudio Maielli .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Arturo Zavattini .... camera operator
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... musical director

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Also Known As:
"Blow Hot, Blow Cold" - International (English title)
"The Island" - International (English title)
"Una estate in quattro" - Italy (alternative title)
"Violenza al sole" - Italy (imdb display title)
"In den Adern heisses Blut" - Austria, West Germany
"Cetvoro na ljetovanju" - Yugoslavia (Croatian title) (imdb display title)
"Kärlek på sanden" - Sweden
"O Sádico de Alma Negra" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Rakkautta hiekalla" - Finland
"Via kato apo ton ilio" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Wakacje we czworo" - Poland (imdb display title)
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West Germany:92 min | Italy:100 min
Color (Technicolor)

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Italian censorship visa # 54145 delivered on 22-7-1969.See more »
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Riveting film that will keep you on the edge of your seat right till the very last minute., 5 October 2007

I saw the film in Calcutta in 1970 at the New Empire theatre with my family. I remember that the film ran to packed audiences for at least a year. All the members of my family found the suspense thriller to be extremely riveting.

A young couple (Giuliano Gemma as Giulio and Rosemary Dexter as Laetitia) visits an island where they are befriended by an elderly couple (Gunnar Bjornstrand as Prof Gunnar Lindmark and Bibi Andersson as Margit Lindmark). On more than one occasion Prof Lindmark secretly watches Giulio and Laetitia making love on the beach. But why does he do that? Is he a sexual pervert? Does he have a voyeuristic interest in their lives? Or is he feeling jealous as he is impotent? All I can say is that the climax will leave you in a state of shock and you will keep thinking as to why some of the characters acted the way they did. I still remember my family members talking about the film and its ending after we had watched it. Unfortunately, I have never been able to watch it again.

Beautifully directed by Floresto Vancini on picturesque locales, "Blow Hot Blow Cold" will keep you on the edge of your seat right till the very last minute.

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