When a visitor arrives in a small Italian village, he discovers that the residents are acting like soul-less zombies—and he begins to suspect that they may be under the influence of a mysterious local woman.
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Truthfully I never quite knew what was going on...but not so much so that it was ‘frustrating.’ Some kind of mystery, some kind of horror...a slight Morel-Marienbad vibe. Loved the desolate town and empty parks and overall sense of place...we could be inside a Resnais film.
That pulsating wind... Even when they're inside... Wow, anyway. This reminded me a bit of the Belgian The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short with the main protagonist feeling out of place and estranged with his fellow man. A slightly surreal affair with a couple of moments that have a giallo vibe and the hallway scene possibly as an influence for Kubrick's The Shining. Great DOP as well.