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  • Mannequin in Red

    Mannequin in Red


    I’ve seen Mannequin in Red described as Swedish Giallo and there are scenes which are reminiscent of the later Mario Bava film Blood and Black Lace especially with it’s fashion house setting, but it reminded me more of the few German Krimi films I’ve seen albiet with a bit more focus on style.

    The plot revolves around the investigation by husband and wife private detective team the Hillmans (Karl-Arne Holmsten and Annalisa Ericson) into the murder of model turned blackmailer…

  • Naughty Arlette

    Naughty Arlette


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The film has an odd tone (spoilers follow so if you’re thinking of checking it out maybe skip the rest of this). From the posters I’d seen and it’s alternative title of Naughty Arlette (uriginally titled The Romantic Age) I’d expected a lighthearted comedy with Mai Z as French student Arlette causing consternation at a prim and proper English girl’s finishing school with her saucy Parisian ways. That’s partly it but the main thrust of the story is that she…

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