A mentally retarded woman is kidnapped and sold into slavery in Duccio Tessari’s light mix of giallo and crime. A pair of detectives and her angry father soon shake down the city’s entire prostitution racket to find her, but not without partaking in a few punch ups and red herrings along the way. Despite a setup primed for action, Tessari opts for a slow burn approach, focusing on the dramatic and psychological impact on those involved with little in the way of exploitation until an emotionally satisfying revenge subplot that occurs in a Laundromat, complete with scalding irons and a washing machine promptly put to use as deadly weapons. —italianfilmreview.com
Italian director Duccio Tessari is best-remembered for directing average quality “spaghetti Westerns” and action-adventure films during the ‘60s. His credits include Una Pistola per Ringo (1968), Kiss Kiss… Bang Bang! (1966), Zorro (1974), and Beyond Justice (1991). Tessari started out as a director of documentaries. In addition to directing, he also worked on screenplays, notably Sergio Leone’s classic Per un Pugno di Dollari (1964). —Sandra Brennan
Reading the synopsis doesn't quite prepare you for how grim this one is. Even the revenge at the end provides little release or remedy for the depraved actions of so many of the characters, characters who seem too afraid *not* to partake in that depravity. Operates in the same tradition as *What Have You Done to Solange?*, *What Have They Done to Your Daughters?*, etc., though more police procedural and less giallo.