The story kicks off in classical giallo fashion – a mysterious killer with a dark coat and the ubiquitous black gloves roaming the dark streets. An unfortunate nightgown-clad girl named Nelly (Daniela Giordano) is savagely attacked with a razor when she opens the door for this mysterious person in black. In a desperate bid for escape, the bleeding girl flees screaming into the night. She manages to reach a phone booth but her attacker catches up with her and slashes her to death before she can call for help… –cinema-de-bizarre.com
Tano Cimarosa (born Gaetano Cisco, Messina 1 January 1922 – Messina 24 May 2008) was an Italian actor, screenwriter and film director from Sicily. He participated in more than fifty movies.
Cimarosa had a long-running acting career in Italian cinema. He made his film debut in 1963 and is argueably best remembered for his memorable turn in Renato Polselli’s crazy giallo Delirium (1972), where he played a shady murder suspect who sets out to prove his innocence.
Tano Cimarosa directed inly one film, the obscure Uomini di parole (1981) with Leonora Fani and of course a role for Tano himself once again. But even though he abandoned his career as a director, Tano would continue to work as an actor – appearing in several memorable and well-received Italian films such as Cinema Paradiso (1988), A Pure Formality (1994) and The Star Maker (1995) –all for Giuseppe Tornatore
Lassander's monologue at the end, wherein she reveals all of the secrets of the plot, is really arresting--the way the camera stays on her face, her captured expressions, the way she resignedly reveals her version of what's happened (and all the room for interpretation hiding between her lines). Everything up to that point though hews a little too closely to something like *Strip Nude for Your Killer* for my taste.