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Ultima pallottola (2003)

Based on the case of the serial killer Donato Bilancia, who murdered 17 people between 1998 and 2000 in Genova.

Director:

Michele Soavi

Writers:

Daniele Cesarano (teleplay), Paolo Marchesini (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giulio Scarpati Giulio Scarpati ... Capitano Stefano Riccardi (Lupo)
Carlo Cecchi Carlo Cecchi ... Vittorio Nobile
Fabrizia Sacchi ... Procuratore Landolfi
Antonio Catania Antonio Catania ... Maggiore Fornari
Max Mazzotta Max Mazzotta ... Maresciallo Sergio Martano (Khocis)
Nino D'Agata Nino D'Agata ... Maresciallo Capo Pietro Piras (Sandhokan)
Fausto Paravidino Fausto Paravidino ... Appuntato Parodi (Johnny)
Lavinia Guglielman ... Nina Colangeli
Patrizia Punzo Patrizia Punzo ... Pesetti
Alessia Giuliani Alessia Giuliani ... Morena
Alessandro Albertini Alessandro Albertini ... Brandano
Alberto Bergamini Alberto Bergamini ... Aldo
Guido Berti Guido Berti ... Militare 2
Antonio Buonanno Antonio Buonanno ... Vastò
Franco Canevesio Franco Canevesio ... Sacerdote
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Based on the case of the serial killer Donato Bilancia, who murdered 17 people between 1998 and 2000 in Genova.

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Action | Crime | Mystery | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 February 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Aller simple pour la mort See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MediaTrade, Taodue Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When forensic experts investigate Nina's dead body in the train lavatory and Riccardi passes his hand over the girl's face, her eyelids are expressly blinking. See more »

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Beautiful on the eye, terrifying on the heart
22 April 2009 | by slaterspinsSee all my reviews

I was bowled over by this television movie which was rich enough to have a theatrical release internationally IMHO. As an unabashed fan of director Michele Soavi's, I had high hopes he would turn out a suspenseful movie full of his bravura cinematic touches - and this didn't disappoint. All I can say, as I don't want any spoilers, is that this movie is terribly creepy as it follows the path of a serial killer who is played with unforgettable calmness and cruelty by Carlo Cecchi. The set pieces of murder and attempts at entrapment are ones Argento would envy. Everything is working hard here, the beautiful photography, rich in its constantly moving arcs and color, the editing by Anna Napoli creating a dramatic tension, the music which underscores the drama and a tight script. It is at once terrifying, sad and very real. The scenes of the killer gambling in the casino are especially remarkable. The movie is not for the faint of heart, however. Not because of any blood and guts, slasher style, but because of the carefully built suspense and the eerie and scary characterization and heartless actions of the serial killer.


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