14 August 2013 | christopher-underwood
Marginally a giallo but completely surreal
Not only is Two Masks For Alexa an unsatisfactory title for what I have as Two Men For Alexa, or this site has as, Fieras Sin Jaula but somewhere along the line the numeral 2 has become inserted on another site and made this title almost impossible to find. Mind you the film is difficult to find as well. I digress. Marginally a giallo but completely surreal, this really is an undiscovered gem. The beginning strikes as either incredibly bad or intoxicatingly good depending how you react to what seem like totally unconnected sequences crashed together without a thought and completely different colour stock seemingly being used. Then gradually as we become used to the human triangle within the story and the many, many flashbacks, some crazy sort of logic establishes itself before, way before halfway, there is a real surprise and the film appears to be at an end. But no. Everybody is great, including the lovely, Rosalba Neri and Curt Jurgens, the music is fine and the direction...let us say, unusual. If you have any interest in Italian movies of the early 70s, seek this out. Did I mention Ms Neri and her wonderful and numerous costumes!