Interview conducted by journalist and co-founder of Mondo Macabro some time in the late 1990s. Extracts, without subtitles, are available on YouTube - the complete, subtitled, interview was included as an extra on a fan produced composite of 'La Verita Secondo Satana' created by DarioArgento/LiquidGoblin in a galaxy far, far, away.
Having spending eighteen years behind bars for the murder of his wife's lover, Renato Rocchi sets about trying to find his wife and daughter but his efforts are unsuccessful. Spending what little money he has left, he finds himself in a desperate state. Befriending a vagabond he attempts to carry out robbery but, as inexperienced … Continue reading Last Pardon/Ultimo Perdono (1952)
Alberto is a reclusive fisherman who lives with his stepmother Rosa and stepbrother Paolo. Muollo, the local gangster, orders Paolo to do some shady after-hours smuggling but Alberto refuses and they end up brawling on the beach. Not long after, Muollo is found dead and Alberto becomes the prime suspect.... Fotobusta Directed by Renato Polselli, … Continue reading Solitude/Solitudine (1961)
Silvia, a singer and dancer, is a member of an overworked company that puts on shows in a theme park. She welcomes the advances of a young musician called Roberto but one day, following an accident, Silvia meets a certain Massimi, an understanding sort who, upon hearing her sing, convinces her to swap the theme … Continue reading Murder at the Fun Fair/Delitto al Luna Park (1952)
In Renato Polselli's own words: "Mania started out as a story that was quite good, but it was a story that was already finished, written by a guy who had no experience in the film industry and wanted to invest some money. He told me he wanted to be an actor. These are the kinds … Continue reading Mania (1974)
Better known as the brother of Rossano Brazzi, one of the more popular male leads during the golden age of Italian cinema, Oscar Brazzi began working in the industry as a production designer in the 1950s and by the early 1960s he moved into production design working with many notable directors including Roberto Rossellini, Steno, … Continue reading Secret Life of an 18-Year-Old/Vita Segreta di una Diciottenne (1969)