A beautiful young housewife teeters on the brink of sanity when she begins to fixate on the man who sexually molested her. Soon, her obsession leads to blackmail and murder as she becomes a slave to her own perverted passions…
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I'm somewhat ambivalent about posting a review of this somewhat cheezy sex-thriller, but it held my attention. Highly stylized, the fabulous 60's decor and costumes, all very well-photographed, managed to compensate for the bad acting. I can't rave about this film, but it has a certain quality, one that transcends the films obvious shlock value. 3 and a half stars.
Found in the German Camera Obscura collection. Third Luciano Ercoli film I've seen after the two 'Death Walks...' movies and I'm still wondering why this director is so praised. Even if he's a good professional, there isn't any originality in his stage direction. So let's focus on Aldo Lado, Mario Bava, Duccio Tessari or Sauro Scavolini and skip this one. Already forgotten.
So pretty. The first 40 minutes were captivating! Marvelous stuff from this giallo, more in the paranoia thriller vein than the dead bodies. It certainly overstayed its welcome but not enough to destroy the early beauty.
Interesante giallo. Tiene los rasgos del género, misoginia, ambientación sórdida, violencia sexual, sin embargo no vemos al típico enemigo. Este no es un asesino en serie ni tampoco aguarda a ser descubierto hasta el final. Su escudo es el chantaje. Por otro lado, hace retrato de la liberación sexual de entonces. Es importante el inicio de la historia, la mujer decente fantaseando con la indecencia. ¿Karma?
"Forbidden Photos Of A Lady Above Suspicion" is a borderline Giallo. It doesn't have the usual motifs of the black leather gloved killer,or the ever increasing body count.Infact,the violence and sex is pretty low key,yet the film has a perverseness about it.Add to this the beauty of Dagmar Lassander,the stylish mise en scene,Morricones 1970's score(aided by the voice of Edda Dell'Orso)and you have a film worth seeing