Le Cinque Giornate (1973)

Cinque Giornate, Le (1973, ITA) C-120m. SCOPE ** D: Dario Argento. Starring Adriano Celentano, Enzo Cerusico, Marilù Tolo, Luisa de Santis, Glauco Onorato. Italian cult director Dario Argento's only deviation from the horror/thriller genre (and rarest film) is an occasionally funny but unfortunately overlong comedy drama about an escaped convict (Celentano) who gets mixed up in a revolution in 1848 Milan. Episodic adventure is more serious than it is funny, and some scenes really have depth, but otherwise this is a rather careless venture, which made Argento turn back to horror and deliver his masterpiece, PROFONDO ROSSO. Good use of classical music, arranged by Giorgio Gaslini. Photographed by Luigi Kuveiller. Story by Argento, Luigi Cozzi, Nanni Balestrini and Enzo Ungari. Edited by Franco Fraticelli. Very hard to find and most prints are severely damaged. Also known as FIVE DAYS OF MILAN and DIE HALUNKEN (in Germany).


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