Your Vice Is a Locked Room And I Only Have The Key (1972) DVD
Your Vice Is a Locked Room And I Only Have The Key (1972)
Director Sergio Martino and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi are at it again with Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key, a gore-soaked psycho-thriller in the severed vein of their classic gialli: Strange Vice Of Mrs. Wardh, The Case Of The Scorpion's Tale, Torso and All the Colors Of The Dark.
Luigi Pistilli (The Great Silence, Bay Of Blood) is a burned out novelist haunted by the memory of his dead mother and making life miserable for wife Anita Strindberg (The Case Of The Scorpion's Tale, A Lizard In A Woman's Skin). When the failed writer's mistress is found slashed to death, the crime initiates a series of bloody slayings that drive the protagonists to the brink of insanity...and murder. Edwige Fenech (Strange Vice Of Mrs. Wardh, Secrets Of A Call Girl) and Ivan Rassimov (Deep River Savages, Eaten Alive) co-star in this atypical country-set giallo, which owes more than a passing debt to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat" and anticipates the hyper-stylized madness of Dario Argento's Deep Red and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.
Photographed in lush widescreen by Giancarlo Ferrando and blessed with a trippy score from Ennio Morricone conductor Bruno Nicola, Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key is rife with essential 70s cinema elements: substance abuse, gratuitous sex, infidelity, incest, hippie love communes, dirtbike racing...and homicidal murder, Italian-style.
Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg, Ivan Rassimov
Running time : 92 Minutes
Language : English