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The Howl (1970)

L'urlo (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 4 December 1974 (Italy)
A runaway bride and an eccentric vagrant embark on a surreal journey in a twisted world reflecting 60s pop culture, sex, and politics.

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Tinto Brass

Writers:

Tinto Brass, Gian Carlo Fusco (dialogue) (as Giancarlo Fusco) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tina Aumont ... Anita Annigoni
Gigi Proietti ... Carlo detto 'Coso'
Nino Segurini Nino Segurini ... Berto Bertuccioli
Germano Longo Germano Longo ... Direttore manicomio
Giorgio Gruden Giorgio Gruden ... Night watchman
Osiride Pevarello Osiride Pevarello ... Cannibal philosopher
Attilio Corsini Attilio Corsini
Carla Cassola Carla Cassola ... Pianist
Sam Dorras Sam Dorras ... Priest
Tino Scotti Tino Scotti ... Intellectual at school
Edoardo Florio Edoardo Florio ... Diogene
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A runaway bride and an eccentric vagrant embark on a surreal journey in a twisted world reflecting 60s pop culture, sex, and politics.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

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4 December 1974 (Italy) See more »

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Krzyk See more »

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Lion Film See more »
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THE HOWL (Tinto Brass, 1970) *1/2
19 February 2010 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

To begin with, I do not consider myself a fan of Italian sexploitationer Brass; however, having enjoyed a couple of his atypical earlier work – the Spaghetti Western YANKEE (1966) and the pop-art giallo DEADLY SWEET (1967) – I expected more of the same to be of comparable quality (for the record, I have three others still to check out from this vintage). Anyway, I was deeply disappointed by the film under review – especially after reading it was deemed surreal (in retrospect, it is much closer to the style of fellow Italian Federico Fellini or Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose brand of weird I particularly deplore, rather than that of my all-time favorite Luis Bunuel). Well, bizarre (and virtually plot less) it certainly is but, as to engaging, quite the opposite – making for an annoying and downright repellent experience! Just about its sole saving grace, in fact, is the hauntingly beautiful presence of leading lady Tina Aumont: she, a bolting bride, and popular Italian comic Gigi Proietti are the 'heroes' who go from one wild encounter to another – notably an orgy, a cannibal family and a city under siege (from what I can recall, since the film has already started to fade from my memory, within the space of just one week!); an inspired self-referential moment even has the central couple literally running into Jean-Louis Trintignant, protagonist of DEADLY SWEET!


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