The Suspicious Death of a Minor
Directed by Sergio Martino
In the wake of the success of Dario Argento's ground-breaking giallo The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, numerous other directors stepped forward to try their hand at these lurid murder-mysteries. At the forefront was Sergio Martino, whose sensual 70s thrillers starring Edwige Fenech and George Hilton are widely celebrated as some of the best the genre has to offer. The final of Martino's six gialli, The Suspicious Death of a Minor combines conventional giallo trappings with elements of the then flourishing 'poliziotteschi' crime thrillers. Claudio Cassinelli stars as undercover cop Paolo Germi, on the trail of a Milanese criminal outfit following the brutal murder of an underage prostitute. But a killer-for-hire is also on the prowl, bumping off witnesses before they have a chance to talk... Also starring Mel Ferrer, Barbara Magnolfi and Jenny Tamburi, and featuring a script by veteran giallo writer Ernesto Gastaldi, this unique and lesser-known entry in Martino's filmography serves as an essential link between two different movements in Italian popular cinema.
Claudio Cassinelli stars as undercover cop Paolo Germi, on the trail of a Milanese criminal outfit following the brutal murder of an underage prostitute. But a killer-for-hire is also on the prowl, bumping off witnesses before they have a chance to talk.
Cast: Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Lia Tanzi
this is not really a horror film and is often dull. however, two of the shootout scenes are absolutely nuts and make this movie worth watching.
Funny and violent and great. One of my fave 70s Italian movies.
More on rhe side of crime thriller, this brilliant Martino film does have a nice touch of slasher along with a great storyline and memorable characters. Engaging from start to finish with some excellent dialogue, genuine humor and smoking hot chicks!
I love a good giallo and this is...kinda weird. A serious story about sex trafficking with scenes of slapstick. Those crazy Italians! Definitely worth a watch though.
Kind of silly in some parts but I liked it.