Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
Directed by Luciano Ercoli
A psychotic pornographer blackmails a married woman into becoming his sex slave by threatening to reveal that her husband is a killer. Desperate to protect the man she loves, poor Minou is forced to endure kinky bondage games until threats of murder force her to go to the police. But when she brings the cops to the madman’s house, it’s empty, and soon, Minou’s sanity is called into question. Luciano Ercoli’s stellar giallo references classic Hollywood suspense thrillers, aided by a clever script from Ernesto Gastaldi (TORSO) and a superb score by Ennio Morricone.
A psychotic pornographer blackmails a married woman into becoming his sex slave.
Cast: Dagmar Lassander, Pier Paolo Capponi, Simón Andreu
Fairly typical giallo, not much unique about the affair, but skillfully shot and acted. The sets and wardrobe are beautiful and the camera work is lavish, as expected. A personal complaint I had is that it got a bit tiring watching our main character constantly be the subject of victimization- this is almost a necessary trope within the giallo subgenre but it felt blown up to the point of cariacture here, especially when her 'best friend' kept joking about her being raped as did her husband and the cops. That aside, Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion is an enjoyable film
Good movie. Sometimes less is more. Plot is not as intricate as some of the other Giallos but it tells its story in a way to keep the suspense up. The plot takes a turn at the end and leaves you satisfied. Definitely a credit to this genre.
Not a fan. A weak script with very little happening.
A very entertaining thriller. I liked it.