CANNON MONTH: Camorra (A Story of Streets, Women and Crime) (1985)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of the Cannon films that I can’t track down. If you have it, let me know! Otherwise, here are some facts on this movie so that Cannon Month can keep on moving.

Known in Italy as Un complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti (A Complicated Intrigue of Women, Alleys and Crimes), this was directed by Lina Wertmüller, who made the original Swept Away.

A hostel owner named Annunziata (Ángela Molina) is attacked, but before the man can assault her, he’s killed by someone in the shadows who injects him in the, well, balls with a hyperdermic needle. This becomes the signature move of a serial killer who is taking out drug dealers all over the city and only Annunziata may be able to identify who it is, but at the same time, her son is entering the drug trade, which makes him a target of the killer.

Harvey Keitel is the other actor in this film who may be most recognizable to American audiences. I’m excited to actually find this one, as seeing Wertmüller’s take on the Italian crime film intrigues me.

 

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