The Trap (1985 film)

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The Trap
La gabbia (1985 Film).jpg
Italian theatrical release poster
Directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
Produced by Juan L. Isasi
Ettore Spagnuolo
Screenplay by
Lucio Fulci
Concha Hombria
Roberto Leoni
Alberto Silvestri
Story by Francesco Barilli
Starring Laura Antonelli
Tony Musante
Florinda Bolkan
Music by Ennio Morricone
Cinematography Juan Amorós
Hans Burman
Edited by Sergio Montanari
Release date
  • 11 September 1985 (1985-09-11) (Italy)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Italy/Spain
Language Italian

The Trap (Italian: La Gabbia), also known as Collector's Item, Dead Fright and The Cage,[1] is a 1985 erotic thriller directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi (his last theatrical film), and starring Tony Musante, Laura Antonelli, and Florinda Bolkan.[2] Famed Italian horror director Lucio Fulci contributed to the screenplay (this film was done during the time Fulci was recovering from hepatitus, so he was unable to direct it).

The film is based on a story called "L'Occhio", written by filmmaker Francesco Barilli.[3] Barilli intended to make the film himself, but had trouble securing backing and balked at the producers wanting Shelly Winters in the lead role. So he sold the idea to Griffi and let him produce and direct it, retitling it The Trap. Barilli said of the finished product "Lets' talk frankly here, that movie sucks...." and Fulci even used profanity alluding to his opinion of Griffi, who he felt stole his chance to direct the film.[4]

Plot[edit]

Michael Parker is a successful American businessman living in Italy with his girlfriend Hélène. However, when she leaves on vacation, Michael soon becomes involved in an affair with Marie, a woman he once had a one-night stand with. This affair proves more difficult for Michael, as Marie is not going to let him off the hook again so easily. To complicate matters worse, Marie's young daughter Jacqueline also finds herself attracted to Michael, resulting in an incestuous love triangle.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Kari. "La Gabbia (1985) – Review Summary". All Media Network. The New York Times. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Howarth,Troy (2015). "Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and his Films". Midnight Marquee Press. Page 61
  3. ^ Howarth,Troy (2015). "Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and his Films". Midnight Marquee Press. Page 61
  4. ^ Howarth,Troy (2015). "Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and his Films". Midnight Marquee Press. Page 63

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