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Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005)

Unrated | | Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 1 July 2005
A college film student, obsessed with the works of Alfred Hitchcock, investigates a murder committed in the apartment building across from his and suspects that his seductive neighbor hired a girlfriend to commit the deed.

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In 1990, as a boy, Giulio was chased through the woods by two women after spying on them practicing witchcraft. Now a young film student in Turin, he watches his neighbors in the flats across from his third floor apartment, especially Sasha when she's naked or arguing with her mother. Giulio's girlfriend is disgusted with his voyeurism, but, after a murder occurs, Giulio is convinced that two relative strangers, just as in Hitchcock and Highsmith's "Strangers in a Train," have agreed to murder each other's bête noir. He follows his suspects, ends up with an intruder and a broken foot, and may be in real danger. Is he more than a peeping Tom? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Bloody suspense à la Argento, spiced with a pinch of Hitchcock. [Scandinavian DVD.] See more »

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On the door to the video store hangs a poster for Argento's previous film, The Card Player (2004). Next to it is taped up the sleeve from a copy of Scarlet Diva (2000), a film written, directed by and starring Dario's daughter Asia Argento, and produced by Dario and his brother Claudio Argento. (The Scarlet Diva video is also displayed behind the counter). See more »

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Entertaining, if slightly predictable, giallo
13 January 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Argento's made-for-television "Ti piace Hitchcock?" is an entertaining giallo which pays tribute to the works of the old master.

A "Rear Window" for the noughties, Argento's offering delivers some great moments and there are fleeting glimpses of the genius behind such classics as "Deep Red" and "Tenebrae".

Elio Germano is excellent as the geeky voyeur who's nosiness leads him into no end of trouble. His performance is believable and his character is both likable and sympathetic.

While the violence has been toned down for this production, it's still a very watchable tale.


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