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Who Saw Her Die? (1972)

Chi l'ha vista morire? (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 12 May 1972 (Italy)
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A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) ... See full summary »

Director:

Aldo Lado

Writers:

Francesco Barilli (screenplay), Massimo D'Avak (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Lazenby ... Franco Serpieri
Anita Strindberg ... Elizabeth Serpieri
Adolfo Celi ... Serafian
Dominique Boschero ... Ginevra Storelli
Peter Chatel ... Filippo Venier
Piero Vida Piero Vida ... Journalist Cuman
José Quaglio ... Bonaiuti
Alessandro Haber Alessandro Haber ... Father James
Nicoletta Elmi ... Roberta Serpieri
Rosemarie Lindt Rosemarie Lindt ... Gabriella
Giovanni Rosselli Giovanni Rosselli ... François Roussel aka Francesco Storelli (as Giovanni Forti Rosselli)
Sandro Grinfan Sandro Grinfan ... Police Commissioner De Donato
Carlo Hollesch Carlo Hollesch ... The Man who plays Table Tennis
George Willing George Willing ... (as Georg Willing)
Vittorio Fanfoni Vittorio Fanfoni ... (credit only)
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Storyline

A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) start investigating, and soon find they are in way over their head. Meanwhile, the body-count keeps rising as the killer now starts butchering all those who find out too much... Written by Nick Cuyvers

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | Monaco

Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

12 May 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Saw Her Die? See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The pinball machine that Roberta plays is a 1967 "Harmony" electro-mechanical machine made by D. Gottlieb & Co. See more »

Quotes

Journalist: There hasn't been a child murder in Venice for years. Got any clues, Inspector?
Inspector De Donati: I'm afraid not. In this type of killing, the motive is psychological. Whoever did it is insane. But with a little luck, we will manage to catch him.
Journalist: I don't think you can catch pneumonia!
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Great cinematography and a fair mystery
15 February 2000 | by Keltic-2See all my reviews

_Chi L'ha Vista Morire?_ is, visually, a very beautiful film. From the first shots emphasising the starkness of the alpine landscape which segue into similarly stark black and white photos and drawings from a police file to the closing scenes, the cinematography is beautiful. In particular, one shot in which a flock of pigeons taking flight in a town square provides a metaphor for the rising panic of the father, played by George Lazenby, struck me as particularly beautiful - both aesthetically pleasing in its own right and a very tasteful way to lay the ground for the scene that follows. A unifying visual motif is the veil worn by the killer, which makes for some interesting point-of-view shots, although the impact must have been blunted somewhat by viewing on video.

Unfortunately, there's some flaws that detracted from the experience for me. Lazenby does not speak Italian, so his lines are dubbed. At times, the sound level appears to be much too high, making the dubbing glaring. Similarly, the soundtrack is at times overbearing, particularly during appearances by the killer, whose discordant "theme music" became incredibly annoying, particularly when the rest of the film was marked by such a light touch. Mercifully, this problem is rectified at the climax and the music is cut short.

On the visual side, watch for some very fake looking blood. Many scenes (particularly interior scenes) are very dark, which caused me some problems in determining what was going on, but again this may have been compounding by watching on videotape rather than the big screen.

Overall, a satisfying mystery film, if a little slow-paced.


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