La donna della domenica (The Sunday Woman, 1975)

US Radiance Films Blu-ray edition - Region A+B. Limited edition 2000 copies

A brilliant Murder Mystery
(that may or may not be a giallo) but it is very stylishly
shot by master cinematographer Luciano Tovoli, it's elegant and also has some humour
added when director Luigi Comencini makes fun of the Turinese upper classes.
Marcello Mastroianni was fantastic as Police Commissioner Santa Maria investigating
The Case of the Murdered Asshole Architect. The film takes place in Turin.
Jean-Louis Trintignant is good too (and he's always good, one of my favourite actors).

The Old architect Garrone, a man lusting after young women and disliked by everyone
among his clique is murdered and the only clue is a blonde woman being seen leaving
his apartment at the time of the murder. Whodunit ?
Main suspects are high society woman Anna Carla Dosio (Jacqueline Bisset) and her
gay friend Massimo (Jean-Louis Trintignant). Dosio has threatened Garrone in a letter
to Massimo.

Santa Maria is told to handle the investigation with velvet gloves as both the suspects
are important powerful people. Anna Carla is the wife of a rich industrialist and
Massimo Campi is the son of another rich industrialist. Massimo's boyfriend Lello
starts sleuthing around on his own to save Massimo, and also Anna Carla starts
sleuthing. Countess Tabusso was fun and she was very upset about the prostitution
racket going on around the grounds of her mansion, and about the matter regarding of
her ancient Etruscan wash-basin.

Above: Booklet 24 page

Ennio Morricone provided the beautiful soundtrack. Master cinematographer Luciano
Tovoli shot i.a. Dario Argento's "Suspiria".

The film is presented in either 1. 33:1 original ratio or 2. in widescreen 1.85:1 and with
Italian audio mono with english subtitles - Region A+B
Limited edition 2000 copies
Extra: Richard Dyer (18 minutes Appreciation, 2023), Luciano Tovoli - Archival interview
about The Sunday Woman (22 minutes, 2008), Giacomo Scarpelli - interview with the
son of Furio Scarpelli, the co-scriptwriter (36 minutes, 2022), Jean Louis Trintignant
about the film (4 minutes, 1976 French TV), Trailer and a limited edition Booklet


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