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Safety Catch (1970)

Cran d'arrêt (original title)
A doctor struck off the order for euthanasia is called by a man to help his depressed son since the suicide of his companion.

Director:

Yves Boisset

Writers:

Giorgio Scerbanenco (novel), Antoine Blondin (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bruno Cremer ... Duca Lamberti / Lucas Lamberti
Renaud Verley ... Davide Auseri
Marianne Comtell Marianne Comtell ... Livia Ussaro
Raffaella Carrà ... Alberta Radelli
Mario Adorf ... Le sadique aux cheveux longs
Jean Martin ... Le majordome
Rufus ... L'assistant du photographe
Claudio Gora ... Le docteur Carrua
Marina Berti ... La soeur d'Alberta
Jean Mermet Jean Mermet
Claudine Berg Claudine Berg
Roger Lumont Roger Lumont ... Le gros danseur
Agostina Belli ... Mara
Vanna Brosio Vanna Brosio ... Marilina
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A doctor struck off the order for euthanasia is called by a man to help his depressed son since the suicide of his companion.

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 January 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Safety Catch See more »

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Production Co:

Francos Films, San Marco See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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unusual giallo like thriller

Rather splendid and unusual giallo like thriller, shot in and around Milan with much location photography and fine views. Pre-credit sequence provides us with extensive information for later and when film proper begins we seem to have to begin again but all does tie up and by the end this has been a most absorbing film. Not really a giallo but there are two SM orientated photographic sessions that imitate the genre and are really quite interesting because although there is no actual blood, the menace seems far worse than might otherwise be and are most effective and central to the plot. Great car action, particularly through the tunnels at Lake Como and altogether an exhilarating film with fine performances all round.


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