What a waste of superior acting talent! Anthony Quinn Claudia Cardinale Franco Nero Christopher Lee Martin Balsam Eli Wallach How could you go wrong? The story isn't even that bad, I blame the director. Remind me not to watch anything else directed by Peter Zinner. Oh wait, it seems this is the only film he ever directed. Thank G_d!
The Salamander (1981) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Salamander (1981) 1080p
An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect...
IMDB: 6.23 Likes
- Genre: Thriller |
- Quality: 1080p
- Size: 1.93G
- Resolution: 1920x1080 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 103
- IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
- MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for The Salamander (1981) 1080p
An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the government.
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Waste of talentReviewed bygaill002Vote: 2/10
A Police Inspector : Franco Nero tries to find the assassination of antifascist leaders and follows clues that lead back to WWII , a partisan organization called The Salamander .You Are Cordially Invited to Rome, Milan and Venice...To Join in the Successful Investigation of a Most Bizarre Murder. With Every Clue the Conspiracy Deepens...The Danger Grows...The Suspense Mounts...
Thrilling and twisted movie about a detective attempts to uncover a strange underground movement linked to a plot to seize control of the Italian government . A disappointing and overwrought adapation based on Morris West novel depicting a neo-fascist conspiracy to carry out a coup de'etat in Italy and lead the country on the right track . So the main issue is the investigation of surprising killings , being carried out by a police colonel , as at each murder scene is left behind a drawing of a salamander and throughout the tumultuous procedure he is involved in conspiracy , persecution and also in a love story between Franco Nero and Sybil Danning . The intrigue is devilishly labyrinthine, and there are times when you no longer know who is who , or what new event to happen . It is a complex and twisted movie that complicates more and more until the surprising final outcome . Of course, we travel a lot and we wander through some gorgeous cities : Rome , Milan , Venice ...between murder and murder , while the great composer American Jerry Goldsmith struggles to put out a beautiful score that deserved a better picture. The cast is frankly impressive , starring Franco Nero giving an acceptable acting in his usual style as an Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions, Martin Balsam , Eli Wallach , extremely wasted Claudia Cardinale , Sybil Danning , Cleavon Little , Christopher Lee as an Italian Prince and Paul Smith repeating a similar role to Midnight Express . Along with brief interpretations from B-European actors ordinary in co-productions, such as : John Steiner , Renzo Palmer , Anita Strindberg , Nello Pazzafini , Attilio Dottesio , Tom Felleghy, Marino Masé , Fortunato Arena , Jacques Herlin.
The motion picture was middlingly directed by Peter Zinner in his only one , failing at the international boxoffice . He was an important editor who frequently edited Richard Brooks, Frank Pierson and Francis Ford Coppola movies. He contributed with the editing of three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Godfather (1972), The Godfather : Part II (1974) and The Deer Hunter (1978). All three are winners in the category. Other notorious movies he edited were the following ones : An Officer and a Gentleman , Gladiator , Saving Grace , Omega Code, The Red Tent , a Star is Born and Darling Lili.
The ingredients are here for a passable political-thriller but theapproach used to tell the story is numbingly routine. InvestigatorFranco Nero pursues his case simply through a series of interviews,thus allowing the movie to present its roster of marquee-names --Christopher Lee, Eli Wallach, Claudia Cardinale, etc. -- in asuccession of talky, static scenes that lack interest and vitality.(Though these interviews provide an opportunity to show off a series ofimpressively furnished and decorated rooms.) And then, when it comestime for Nero to present his solution to the case, he does so byshowing to a group of people a movie which simply re-caps informationgleaned from his interviews!
Attempts to liven up the proceedings with spurts of action merely serveto emphasize the overall dullness of the movie. For example, when Nerofalls into the clutches of a villain known as "the Surgeon" who isdetermined to torture information from him, we only see Nero --stripped to a jockstrap and strapped to a chair -- being given aninjection with a hypodermic needle. Surely this is one of the mostboring forms of torture ever shown on the screen.