The Weapon, the Hour & the Motive

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The Weapon, the Hour & the Motive
L'arma, l'ora, il movente.jpg
Directed byFrancesco Mazzei
Produced byFrancesco Mazzei[1]
Written byFrancesco Mazzei
Marcello Aliprandi
Mario Bianchi (screenplay)
Bruno Di Geronimo (screenplay)
Vinicio Marinucci (screenplay)
StarringRenzo Montagnani
Eva Czemerys
Bedy Moratti[2]
Music byFrancesco De Masi
CinematographyGiovanni Ciarlo
Edited byAlberto Gallitti
Release date
  • 1972 (1972)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian

L'arma, l'ora, il movente, internationally released as The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive, is a 1972 Italian giallo film produced, co-written and directed by Francesco Mazzei.[3] It is the first giallo that showed a corrupt priest as victim of a crime, a plot that would become a topos of the genre.[4] Co-plotter Marcello Aliprandi went on to create another similar film in 1982, involving murder and Catholicism, entitled The Vatican Conspiracy.[5]

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Don Giorgio (Maurizio Bonuglia), a handsome priest who teaches in a convent, has been having affairs with two different women. He decides to break off relations with both of them, and soon after he is murdered. The police suspect one of the two women of the murder, but the field is narrowed when one of the two women has her throat slashed. The police learn that a little boy (Arturo Trina) witnessed one of the killings, but they're not sure if he is reliable.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 2
  2. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 2
  3. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 2
  4. ^ Gianfranco Casadio. Col cuore in gola: assassini, ladri e poliziotti nel cinema italiano dal 1930 ad oggi. A. Longo, 2002.
  5. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 2
  6. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 2
  7. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 2

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