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Naples: Raffaele, a cafe musician, is cajoled into performing a night-time serenade outside an apartment block. However, his mandolin playing is rudely interrupted by gunshots and a falling Jamaican man, who plummets from a window above. A camp character is also ejected from a window and Raffaele is compelled to conduct his own investigation. It transpires that a celebrated maestro, Victor Navarro is being blackmailed. Lucia, Navarro's attractive daughter-in-law, was present at each murder. The amateur detective is drawn to her and becomes embroiled in a mystery involving death threats and a macabre secret...

  1. Sabatino Ciuffini

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Sergio Corbucci


  3. Giuseppe Catalano


Top Billed Cast

  1. Marcello Mastroianni

    Marcello Mastroianni

    Raffaele Capece

  2. Ornella Muti

    Ornella Muti

    Lucia Navarro

  3. Michel Piccoli

    Michel Piccoli

    Victor Navarro

  4. Zeudi Araya Cristaldi

    Zeudi Araya Cristaldi


  5. Capucine


    Suor Angela

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Atrocious Tales of Love and Death
Atrocious Tales of Love and Death


Original Title Giallo napoletano

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 12, 1979


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget -

Revenue -



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