Love and death in the garden of Gods (1972) – Italy

AKA: -
Year: 1972
Original title: Amore e morte nel giardino degli dei
Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English (.srt)
Genre: Drama | Fanthasy | Mystery | Giallo
Director: Sauro Scavolini
Peter Lee Lawrence … Manfredi
Erika Blanc … Azzurra
Ezio Marano
Orchidea de Santis … Viola
Rosario Borelli            … Timothy
Franz von Treuberg
Vittorio Duse
Bruno Boschetti
Carla Mancini

Plot / Synopsis:
Taken possession of an old “villa”, a German ornithologist casually discovers some old tapes on which a psychologist has recorded the mysterious doings happened into those isolated walls. So he learns about a gloomy story of incestuous loves and trivial betrayals that will lead to a bloodbath orchestrated by an unexpected crazy character. A love drama disguised in a “giallo” movie that moves too much slowly; but has the regard to show a beautiful and skilled Erica Blank and an intense Peter Lee Lawrence. Romano Scavolini pays much attention in directing the cast and orchestrating the shot, but seems to forget completely the pacing, transforming an otherwise interesting story in a soporific black fable, which hardly someone can go thoroughly.

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