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      A Quiet Place in the Country

      R 1970 1h 45m Horror List
      100% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 51% Audience Score 250+ Ratings After enduring a series of nightmares, painter Leonardo Ferri (Franco Nero) decides he needs to get out of Milan. His agent and sometime lover, Flavia (Vanessa Redgrave), is able to find a remote villa for him to work in, but country life proves no less turbulent than life in the city. A supernatural presence haunts the villa, and after some research Leonardo comes to believe it's the ghost of a mysterious countess killed during a World War II air raid. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Margaret Hinxman Daily Telegraph (UK) Like many excellent Italian directors Petri doesn't underrate horror or short-change its addicts. He puts as much care and consideration into the marginal pleasures of chilling spines as he does into exposing the massive menace of Fascist omnipotence. Mar 11, 2020 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia 'A Quiet Place in the Country' is a truly disturbing film by Elio Petri. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Aug 7, 2020 Full Review Pamela Jahn Electric Sheep Blending sex, love, madness, identity crisis, alienation, death, art, consumerism and social commentary in a hypnotic, dazzling visual swirl of bold colours, powerful emotions and artistic expression, it is a feast of experimental visual imagery... Sep 26, 2017 Full Review Ed Whitfield What Culture Psychologically dense, ambiguous in intent and profoundly unsettling. Rated: 4/5 Jul 6, 2011 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Its startling images were chillingly effective. Rated: B- Nov 4, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Moira K The very abstract, discordant soundtrack in addition to noise(s) heard throughout, eg, the phone ringing were intolerable. They didn't create a sense of horror or anguish, rather they were very annoying, like fingernails dragged down a blackboard. Such disruptive noise disrupted my concentration and ability to follow the film. This was unfortunate as there appeared to be many visual cues for me to focus on. Music can help create an atmosphere, such that the music itself is barely noticeable if it suits the genre, and the audience has a sense of happiness, sadness, uncertainty, fear, etc due to the music played. Sounds which take over during a film are not doing the film justice. This was not done well at all with A Quiet Place in the Country. I can't say much for the story as all I could focus on was very unpleasant noise(s) throughout. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/22/24 Full Review s r Crazy, but compelling. A Haunted Italian villa drives an artist mad. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Director Petri visits giallo country, but the film never quite gets its bearings. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member This tale of onsetting madness is trademark Petri with enough ambiguities in the plot to allow for (force?)multiple interpretations. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Disturbing and yet intriguing experimental film. Reminded me of The Shining.... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Had to watch this without subtitles, so Tonino Guerra's dialogue is lost to you unless you speak Italian. Still, the emphasis is on visual storytelling in an overt homage mixing Poe with avant garde technique. In some ways, this is the antithesis of Petri's La Decima Vittima. Nero is plagued by violent impulses towards Redgrave, strangulation fantasies, and self-mutilation. The cinematography expresses this through extreme close-ups and off-kilter framing for scenes of romance bordering on the violent, and deliberately unfocused pans across broken and decayed surfaces or through semi-opaque or poorly reflective ones. It may not be the best work of any single person involved, but it truly deserves an HD transfer as well as subtitles. Especially for a nearly pitch black seance that goes in and out of direct lighting with the rising hysteria of its participants. The scenes of Nero going nuts on Redgrave with a shovel while Morricone's non-diegetic, atonal score pipes away in the foreground are even more disturbing, and the finale wraps it up well. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After enduring a series of nightmares, painter Leonardo Ferri (Franco Nero) decides he needs to get out of Milan. His agent and sometime lover, Flavia (Vanessa Redgrave), is able to find a remote villa for him to work in, but country life proves no less turbulent than life in the city. A supernatural presence haunts the villa, and after some research Leonardo comes to believe it's the ghost of a mysterious countess killed during a World War II air raid.
      Director
      Elio Petri
      Producer
      Alberto Grimaldi
      Screenwriter
      Elio Petri, Luciano Vincenzoni
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 10, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 45m
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