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Actors: Frank Wolff, Susan Scott, Simon Andreu, Claudie Lange

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DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS (La Morte cammina con i tacchi alti) was directed by the Italian director Luciano Ercoli in 1971.
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The father of the stripper Nicole Rochard, a well-known thief, has just been murdered in a night train. The French police thinks that the murderer wanted to recover the diamonds Nicole's father was meant to carry with him. A few days later, Nicole is attacked by a masked man who urges her to tell him where these diamonds are. She believes that the stabber is her own boy-friend Michel Aumont and decides then in a hurry to accompany Robert Matthews, a married British doctor who fell for her after having seen one of her acts, to London.

Matthews drives Nicole to a cottage on the Atlantic coast and both spend a few weeks in a perfect harmony. One night, Vanessa, Matthews's wife, comes to visit Nicole and offers her money so that she leaves England. Nicole refuses and is murdered a few hours later. Meanwhile, Matthews is shot in his clinic and grievously wounded. The two Scotland Yard inspectors in charge of the cases don't have any clues and the main suspects, Michel Aumont and Vanessa Matthews have alibis. Two days later, Vanessa Matthews is also murdered.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Murders of set profession?    -   prostitutes/strippers/porn Misc. Plotlets    -   local police have IQ of houseplant Special suspect?    -   lover Kind of mystery?    -   police procedural

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   prostitute/concubine Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest and Buttocks Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French Unusual characteristics    -   Ample Bosom and Buttocks (woman)

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Kind of violence:    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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