Sweets from a Stranger (1987)

  |  Drama, Horror, Mystery


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A serial killer is terrifying the prostitutes in a big Italian city. After few barbaric murdering four prostitutes Lena, Angela, Nadine and Stella decide to unify and try to self-defend ... See full summary »


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11 October 2009 | andrabem-1
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| Prostitutes of the world, unite!
A killer is targeting the prostitutes in an Italian city. Anxiety and anguish among them. To face this threat they unite themselves to elaborate a protection strategy and also to find out who the killer is.

"Caramelle da uno sconosciuto" (Sweets from a Stranger) has a different and interesting story. Usually in the gialli the prostitutes are just very secondary characters – women you see in the night in lonely places (roads, parks etc..) standing by the fire to get warm. Sometimes one of them gets killed, but that's part of their business (!) In "Caramelle da uno sconosciuto" the prostitutes are the protagonists of the film. But those expecting a pure thriller will be surely disappointed. "Caramelle da uno sconosciuto" mixes stylishly-filmed murder scenes with comedy, social commentary, bits of drama and even romanticism. There's a good soundtrack and a beautiful song underlines some scenes of the film. The film is uneven - what links everything together is the humanity and warmth present in the film. The acting and the film's scenes feel spontaneous.

"Caramelle da uno sconosciuto" is a strange film that it's hard to label. It has many giallo elements, but it's also quite funny (and sometimes moving). A song, a video clip, and a message (?). Anyway the film is a real "stravaganza".

Recommended for those looking for something different.

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Genres

Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

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Release Date:

10 April 1987

Language

Italian


Country of Origin

Italy

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