This giallo film begins with the murder of a little redheaded girl in France that goes unsolved. Then we move to Venice, where we meet the Serpieris. The patriarch of the Serpieri family is played by none other than James Bond himself, George Lazenby. Wouldn’t you know it, his daughter is a redhead too. While Lazenby is having sex, his daughter is playing outside with some kids and bites the big one thanks to someone wearing the same veil that the murderer of the French girl wore. As Lazenby investigates, he finds some strange characters, some of who end up dead, and finds his and his wife’s lives in danger.
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Director Aldo Lado clearly knows what he is doing and there are many beautiful shots in this film, but the suspense and the thrill just wasn’t there for me. Even with all the clever references to pedophilia, the gorgeous location shooting, and a musical score by Morricone; I just didn’t feel grabbed and held to the screen like other giallo films have done. Still, it’s average and therefore worth a look.