Naples, Scampia neighborhood, a large area under Camorra control, the biggest area in Europe known for drug selling. A pusher with his gun on the roof of a building called “The Sails”.
Source: The Atlantic
Who knew that in the seventies Italians were making atmospheric Giallo thrillers in Sydney?
Shot with Sydney harbor as its backdrop—with the Opera House almost constantly in view—Flavio Mogherini’s La Ragazza dal Pigiama Giallo is a slow-paced crosscut narrative. One thread of the film follows an inspector searching for a killer in a bizarre case where a young woman is found dead; shot, bludgeoned, then set on fire in an abandoned car on the beach. The second thread follows a young Dutch female immigrant and her simultaneous affairs with her Italian husband’s German best friend and a local sugar daddy. More focused on the issues of identity, social welfare and displacement for European immigrants in 1970s Australia—despite being dubbed in mostly American accents—La Ragazza dal Pigiama Giallo is a slow burn with a brilliant payoff. At the center of the mystery sits an Italian and a pair of yellow pyjamas. La Ragazza dal Pigiama Giallo is a peculiarity of the genre that further reveals the human identity crises so often at its heart.
Flavio Mogherini’s La Ragazza dal Pigiama Giallo or The Pyjama Girl Case, 1977
Paolo Sorrentino’s looks to be in Terrence Malick mode in his new trailer for La Grande Bellezza. Maybe he’s slowing down after Il Divo and This Must Be the Place, but I doubt it…