Cosí Dolce… Cosí Perversa (1969, ITA/FRA/GER) C-95m. SCOPE **˝ D: Umberot Lenzi. Starring Carroll Baker, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Erika Blanc, Horst Frank, Helga Liné, Ermelinda De Felice, Dario Michaelis. Typical late 1960s Euro mystery (originally released on Halloween '69) by one of the giallo's most frequent writers, Ernesto Gastaldi. Bored businessman Trintignant finds himself intrigued by new upstairs neighbor Baker and they start an affair. Baker's brutish former lover Frank and cuckolded wife Blanc might have something against this. If you think you've figured it out, think again! A bit too low-key to really work, but worthwhile for fans. Good period score by Riz Ortolani. Sergio Martino was executive producer. English title: SO SWEET… SO PERVERSE.

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