La Commare secca (The Grim Reaper)
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A very young Bernardo Bertolucci already shows his talent in this bleak, 94-minute murder mystery, told in an interesting series of flashbacks. A Roman prostitute has been brutally murdered in a park near the Tiber River and in order to forward their investigation, the police corner a handful of people who were in the park at the time. As they separately tell their versions of why they were there and what they did, their narrations do not necessarily match the images on the screen that do reflect the truth. By the time all the flashbacks have been completed, a real picture of the crime… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Offers more than filmographic interest."
‑ , Time Out
"Bernardo Bertolucci the poet, declaring a change of medium"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Mr. Bertolucci's dissections reveal the lying and viciousness common to these beasts in the human jungle."
‑ A.H. Weiler, New York Times
"Never loses its grip on the viewer."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The result is stylish and occasionally haunting."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"strangely lacking, despite its salacious premise"
‑ Christopher Null,
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