The film stars Shelley Winters as a mother so insanely over-protective of her grown son that she decides to make a deal with death by offering alternate victims, plucked from among her fellow tenants in a 1938 Italian apartment building.
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***1/2. Study of a serial killer italian-style. So it's shocking and funny in the same time. To emphasize Shelley Winters's madness, director Mauro Bolognini cast actors to play the female victims. Like Max von Sydow for instance. The movie has just been released in Blu-Ray. Strongly recommended.