Luciano Lutring is a dangerous fugitive in Italy, he meets Candida, a nightclub singer and they fall in love. On their back is Candida's lover Franco Magni, a two-bit gangster. Powered by ... See full summary »
Given the choice of viewing a full length original subtitled version of a film or a shortened UK language version, I would always choose the first option. Given this choice on the Arrow Blu-ray release, however, I learned from somewhere that the original version might appear to drag in parts and went for the shorter version. This is so great, with fast action and continuous, exciting location cinematography that I will now have to watch the other as well. Based on a true story with filming beginning just three months after the guy's arrest and in the cinemas within a year, this is breakneck, budget film making at its best. Robert Hoffmann and Lisa Gastoni are both effective and charismatic in the lead roles but in truth it is those fabulously shot sequences along sparkling streets, shop fronts and bar interiors that make this such an evocative and exciting movie.