Death Falls Lightly (1972)

Director
Leopoldo Savona

Main cast
Stelio Candelli; Patrizia Viotti; Veronika Korosec; Rossella Bergamonti; Tom Felleghy

Genres
Thriller, Mystery

Description
A drug trafficker discovers his wife dead with her throat cut. He has no alibi so he takes his mistress to an abandoned hotel. As they become claustrophobic, the panicked criminal discovers more murders, one after another until strangers appear in the night and a sinister web of lies and secrets escalate out of control.


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