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The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)

Il profumo della signora in nero (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 4 April 1974 (Italy)
Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

Director:

Francesco Barilli

Writers:

Francesco Barilli (story), Massimo D'Avak (story) (as Massimo D'Avack) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimsy Farmer ... Silvia Hacherman
Maurizio Bonuglia ... Roberto
Mario Scaccia ... Signor Rossetti
Jho Jhenkins Jho Jhenkins ... Andy
Nike Arrighi ... Orchidea
Lara Wendel ... Young Silvia (as Daniela Barnes)
Aleka Paizi Aleka Paizi ... Signorina Cardini (as Alexandra Paizi)
Renata Zamengo Renata Zamengo ... Marta - Silvia's Mother
Ugo Carboni Ugo Carboni ... Man of the Sect
Roberta Cadringher Roberta Cadringher ... The Antique Dealer
Sergio Forcina Sergio Forcina
Gabriele Bentivoglio Gabriele Bentivoglio ... Shop's Boy
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Chemical Worker (as Luigi A. Guerra)
Carla Mancini ... Elisabetta
Donna Jordan Donna Jordan ... Francesca Vincenzi
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Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 April 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

O Perfume da Senhora de Negro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The movie can be attributed to the Italian genre "Giallo" - horror films, combining elements of the criminal thriller and erotica. See more »

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Not really a giallo
8 October 2018 | by Stevieboy666See all my reviews

This odd piece is often touted as a giallo movie but there's no police investigation, no unknown black glove wearing killer. Instead it's a tale of a beautiful young paranoid woman (played well by Mimsy Farmer) who starts to hallucinate & people around her start to die. Rosemary's Baby and Repulsion spring to mind. As is typical of Italian movies of this time it's brutal, looks beautiful and comes with a great soundtrack. This film is notorious for having an ending that is as bizarre as it is gruesome. I'm not going to give anything away, other than perhaps it's one of those films where it's left to the viewer to make up his/her own mind what it's all about. I'll certainly be watching this again.


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