The Fifth Cord (1971)

Luigi Bazzoni directs Franco Nero, Pamela Tiffin and Silvia Monte in this Italian giallo where a journalist tries to figure out who is killing off the guests of a New Year’s Eve party he also attended.

More whodunnit than slasher, this ambles along until a rivetingly intense finale ramps up. Every shot is beautiful thanks to cinematographer Vittorio Storraro. I know its actually an old noir conceit but the brutalist architecture of Rome is used to trap the characters in a cage of constant lattices and parallel lines. Tiffin stands out as Nero’s suspect bit on the side.

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