The Suspicious Death of a Minor

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

Member Reviews

not your typical Italian fare. Light on blood and atmospherics. Made up for by a truly charismatic lead and some fun main characters. This a really enjoyable, well-shot and light hearted detective thriller.

Retch
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1 week ago

I love a good giallo, but this one isn't good. Pass.

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1 week ago

rambling & pointless

drac2you
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1 week ago

Two words: rollercoaster shootout

broaddus
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2 weeks ago

very good giallo imo😊👍

Leigh16
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3 weeks ago