Italian Title: IL SORRISO DELLA IENA
starring: Rosalba Neri · Silvano Tranquilli · Luciana Della Robia · Jenny
boarding-school student Nancy arrives in town after her mother's suicide.
She is taken in by her stepfather Marco, who is already living with mistress
Gianna even though mom's body is barely cold. Things get uncomfortable
when Nancy begins to suspect that her mother didn't kill herself and puts
the moves on both of her hosts. Director Amadio seems to love these kind
of perverse sex games (take a look at his AMUCK
for a similar tale) but this one has the additional benefit of some very
unexpected plot twists.
Amadio has worked in many aspects of the movie industry, from assistant
director to editor, from script writer to special effects. He helmed 25+
movies between 1957-1981, initially concentrating on peplums (sword-n-sandal
films) and then moving into giallos (Italian thrillers). He often worked
with Rosalba Neri and is known for coaxing her into her best performances
(this film and AMUCK,
most notably). Mr Amadio died at age 68 in 1995 after a lengthy bout with
Italian film in English with Dutch subtitles; widescreen format, uncut
version at 97 minutes, DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
for Mature Audiences