Director: Tinto Brass Run Time: 107 min. Release Year: 1967 Language: Italian
Starring: Charles Kohler, Ewa Aulin, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Luigi Bellini, Roberto Bisacco
A rocking thematic precursor to Mario Bava’s “Cinema Fumetti” hit DANGER: DIABOLIK. Leading Italian softcore specialist Tinto Brass (SALON KITTY, CALIGULA) loosely adapted ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST screenwriter Sergio Donati’s famed novel “Il sepolcro di carta” for this outrageous attempt to turn the crime genre on its head.
Starring beauty-contest winner Ewa Aulin (CANDY) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (A MAN AND A WOMAN), DEADLY SWEET finds a French actor discovering his business contact lying murdered on the floor. Rather than call the police, he decides to protect the young woman at the scene and nail down the true killers — putting him on a collision course with the London underworld.
Thrill to DEADLY SWEET’s mindbending series of Pop Art visuals (by renowned erotic cartoonist Guido Crepax), splitscreens, triple splitscreens, and its seductive rock score by Armando Trovajoli (MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE)!
Required credits line: Courtesy of Cult Epics and the American Genre Film Archive.