Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Al Tropico del cancro (Death in Haiti)

I love Renato Casaro's beautiful artwork for Al Tropico del cancro and the poster art is sure to bring back memories of the great dream sequence for anybody who's seen the film. The directorial duo Lomi and Mulargia takes full advantage of the Haitian locations and they don't waste any chance to incorporate some mondo-style footage into the proceedings. We get a cock-fighting, voodoo rituals and an alleged wedding ritual. The film itself is a decent enough giallo starring Anita Strindberg, Anthony Steffen (who also co-wrote the script), Gabriele Tinti and Umberto Raho.
Worth seeking out if you're casual giallo fan, but a must see if you're a fan of Anita Strindberg.

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