Who saw her Die? (1972) from Tuna

Chi l'ha vista morire? is a giallo by director Aldo Lado that was shot mainly in Venice.

George Lazenby plays Franco, a well-known sculptor estranged from his wife. His young daughter comes to visit, and turns up floating in a canal. Similarities between her death and the earlier death in France of another girl convince everyone that it is the work of a serial killer. Franco decides to find the identity of the killer, and, before he is done, uncovers a wealth of corruption and moral decay. The film also has some pedophile overtones.


The film doesn't have the extreme gore often found in giallo's, but does have the characteristic sex and nudity, including full-frontal from an unknown, and breasts and buns from Rosemarie Lindt.

DVD info from Amazon

  • widescreen format

  • no major features

Lado welcomed filming in his home town, and sought out places that tourists often miss, but, despite a very good DVD transfer from original negatives, the interior shots were often too dark.

It is a competent giallo, and no more. I found it a little slow-paced, the ending was telegraphed too early in the film, and the characters could have been better developed.

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The People Vote ...

IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C.

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