La Commare Secca aka The Grim Reaper

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La Commare Secca (1962)

91 min - Thriller, Drama, Mystery - 27 August 1962
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Roman police detectives interrogate a series of potential perpetrators in their struggle to determine whom to arrest for the brutal murder of a beautiful prostitute whose body is discovered in a park on the day of a torrential rainstorm. One by one, the prime suspects -- girl-crazy teenager Nino, pickpocket Canticchia, a soldier on leave, a tourist and a pimp -- recount the events of the day to the police, each insisting he is innocent.

Director:  Bernardo Bertolucci
Writers:  Bernardo Bertolucci, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Citti

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Roman police detectives interrogate a series of potential perpetrators in their struggle to determine whom to arrest for the brutal murder of a beautiful prostitute whose body is discovered in a park on the day of a torrential rainstorm. One by one, the prime suspects -- girl-crazy teenager Nino, pickpocket Canticchia, a soldier on leave, a tourist and a pimp -- recount the events of the day to the police, each insisting he is innocent.


Collections: Bernardo Bertolucci

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Country:   Italy
Language:  Italian
Release Date:  27 August 1962

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Cineriz, Cinematografica Cervi

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 31 min

Roman police detectives interrogate a series of potential perpetrators in their struggle to determine whom to arrest for the brutal murder of a beautiful prostitute whose body is discovered in a park on the day of a torrential rainstorm.

La commare secca (literally “The skinny gossip”, English title The Grim Reaper) is the 1962 Italian film written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, based on a short story by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It was Bertolucci’s directorial debut at age 21.

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