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

Excellent film 👏... show us what have been happening with the child trafficking. 😪

katoka
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1 week ago

Cassineli is terrific, as is the whole cast. I love that hard-bitten 70s Italosploitation cynicism, and the score and direction are on point. I especially enjoyed the comic-relief car chase.

DoctorMenard
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2 weeks ago

Not horror but i thought it was very entertaining. Some humorous parts, a little blood and gore, easy plot to follow.

eviltwin
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2 weeks ago

Low horror quotient for this giallo, but a highly-entertaining action/mystery regardless. An excellent plot with good characters, some wild action sequences, and a bangin' score reminiscent of Deep Red.

jorgaba
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1 month ago

I was expecting more of a slasher kind of thing I guess. It was entertaining for something that doesn't belong on this app though

tysonbfrance
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1 month ago