Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The 10th Victim

Oh Italian cinema, I will never understand you. But I do like some of the movies you produce. Such as The 10th Victim.

To help with violence, there's the Big Hunt, in which people sign up to kill other people. Some times they are the hunter, but other times they are the victim. We start with the 9th killing by one person, and then she has just one more hunt to go before she gets the big money. And her victim happens to be a rather charming guy. She goes after him, he's not sure about her, they move uncertainly, until at the end when... actually, I'm not sure what happened at the end there...

The two stars are Marcello Mastrolanni, playing Marcello Poletti (it's rather amusing when someone's character is the same name, because you start to wonder if they do that to make it easier, because the actor can't get complicated, or it's just coincidence...). And the other is Ursela Andress, playing the American Caroline Meredith, which even with the voice over she isn't convincing as. As well as pretty actors, we also get a lot of pretty scenery, and lots of location shooting around Rome and Italy.

Still, I'm not sure what to make of it all. But it's definitely something.


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