Title: The Devil in the Brain AKA: - Year: 1972 Original title: Il diavolo nel cervello Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes Country: Italy | France Language: Italian Subtitles: English (.srt) Genre: Thriller | Giallo
Director: Sergio Sollima
Stefania Sandrelli ... Sandra Garces Keir Dullea ... Oscar Minno Micheline Presle ... Countess Claudia Osio De Blanc Tino Buazzelli ... Doctor Emilio Bontempi Renato Cestiè ... Riccardo 'Ricky' Garces Maurice Ronet ... Fabrizio Garces Orchidea de Santis ... Caterina Gaia Germani ... Bianca Molteni Gabriella Lepori ... Sunbather on Terrace Elsa Boni ... Nurse Giorgio Basso Bruno Boschetti Alberto Carrera Giorgio Dolfin Tina Maver
Plot / Synopsis
The story revolves on a handsome man stumbling into the former love of his life, but she doesn't seem to recognize him. The girl, Sandra, suffers from a bad case of amnesia and her overly vain mother protects her from the outside world. Oscar doesn't give up and, with the help of a befriended doctor; he learns that Sandra's condition got caused by the traumatic witnessing of her young son standing next to his father's dead body with a pistol in his hands. Ever since then little Ricky is considered to be an emotionless youthful killer, but the death of Fabrizio Garces is a lot more mysterious and complicated than it seems.
Music by Ennio Morricone
Technical Specs Source: Internet Group/Ripper: KG/Daeron Video Format: AVI MPEG 4 Visual/XviD Video Bitrate: 1466 Kbps Frame Rate: 23.976 fps Aspect Ratio:1.630 Resolution: 704 x 432 Bits/(Pixel*Frame): 0.204 Audio Format: MPEG Audio/Layer 3 Audio Bitrate: 74 Kbps Sampling rate: 48.0 KHz
Yes, this is an extremely rare film. Lots of times though a film is rare doesn't mean it is a good film. However, this film is incredible! I've watched hundreds of giallo/thriller type films & this one is truly a cut above them all. I can see why Morricone would lend himself to writing a score for this. Somehow this film manages to take some very cliche themes & make them feel very interesting & fresh, even without blood & gore. There is subtle symbolism going on throughout. The small child wearing the red, white, & blue pants, cowboy hat, & gun represent the violent greed, & imperialism of the United States. Also sprinkled throughout the dialogue are hints of how wealth is accumulated. One also gets the feeling that to much of this "wealth" of paper money only leads to pain & sorrow, & furthermore the deterioration of society in general. The dialogue is very clever though, so you really have to pay attention to catch the vibe or the "feeling" that is going on. Also, the characters are very interesting. It seems like at some point, all of them are under suspicion, & just when we think we've gotten it figured out, a new twist occurs, right up to the very last shot, which makes us re-evaluate all our guesses & suspicions & leaves us hanging. A superbly done film. IMO, this is the epitome of what a true thriller is supposed to be. Thank you for posting this film. This version is definitely of better quality then what I had. Seriously... if you like good films, you will want to watch this. I highly recommend it!
30/08/2012 12.12 pm
just very happy to see movies as rare as this, nothing wrong with your prints Cosmin. many thanks