Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Prostituzione (Red Light Girls)
A bit of an oddity this one. Rino di Silvestro's Prostituzione is ostensibly a giallo following the investigation of the murder of Giselle, a young prostitute. But Di Silvestro seems to loose interest in the murder investigation and all of a sudden there's an unrelated motorcycle chase (seemingly straight out of a Stelvio Massi film) before he serves up a camp transvestite dance scene (that wouldn't been out of place in a Franco e Cicco film). All this and a bit of drama in roughly 70 minutes. Prostituzione is certainly not a great (or even good) giallo, but as a minor exploitation film, it's more entertaining film than I ever expected.