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Killing of the Flesh (1983)

Delitto carnale (original title)
A murder occurs at a hotel where a phalanx of frisky funeral-goers are staying. Ordered by the police to stay to see if the killer will strike again, the guests get even friskier with one another.

Director:

Cesare Canevari

Writers:

Stefano Canevari (screenplay), Aldo Crudo (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Marc Porel ... Max
Sonia Otero Sonia Otero ... Elena
Fulvio Ricciardi Fulvio Ricciardi ... D'Antoni
Moana Pozzi ... Martine
Tony Raccosta Tony Raccosta ... Gino
Dirce Funari Dirce Funari ... Luisa
Vanni Materassi ... Giorgio
Nico Salatino Nico Salatino ... Mike
Pippo Volpe Pippo Volpe
Angela Minafro Angela Minafro
Rino Falcone Rino Falcone
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A murder occurs at a hotel where a phalanx of frisky funeral-goers are staying. Ordered by the police to stay to see if the killer will strike again, the guests get even friskier with one another.

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Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 April 1983 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Killing of the Flesh See more »

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Marc Porel's last film. He died three months after it was released in Italy. See more »

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A surprisingly good giallo.
11 January 2004 | by WetbonesSee all my reviews

Cesare Canevari's DELITTO CARNALE is his contribution to the giallo genre. It is also sadly his last film to date. The plot is about a number of people who check into a hotel to wait for a funeral. Nobody seems to really miss the old man who has died because all they do is get drunk and have non-stop sex, which is slightly disturbing because most of them are related in one way or another. Then, about halfway into the film, the first dead body turns up and of course the police forces them to stay in the hotel so that the killer can strike again ... The rest of the film is about them trying to figure out who the killer is because the police doesn't seem to do much about finding him.

DELITTO CARNALE is pleasantly sleazy with tons of (sometimes quite graphic) nudity. Canevari, the director of such trippy underground classics as MATALO and THE NUDE PRINCESS, also manages to give the film a slightly dreamlike atmosphere and that, combined with the really excellent score by Mimi Uva, makes the film memorable and elevates it above the average.


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