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Title: Corte marziale (1974)
Post by: titoli on June 24, 2007, 03:26:43 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204218/


This isn't reviewed at italian db, probably because is available only in a rare copy from a tv broadcast. Anyway this is a kind of thriller, with Karis playing a lieutenant in the Union Army who gets framed for high treason by a corrupted Captain and his acoomplice, a sergeant. The movie is, narratively, akward, with many scenes who are just fillers and let not the story go ahead. Most of the dialogies are pleonastic, as they are a just a comment on the images. The way Karis escapes his many captures by his enemies is ridicuolous. Still they put some money into it, if Fidani is the yardstick. Even more ridiculous is the fact that they probably recycled scenes from some of the Holy Spirit movies, featuring Karis. Or at least they used outtakes redubbed (I ought to check this, but actually don't care to).   The beginning is taken from one of these movies and doesn't fit into the plot as it has Torres apparently in cahoots with Karis, later is the one who gives Karis some informations.
The score is not top-notch but it is interesting because it adopts most of the time early '60's surf music, which is effective as a aural comment and it is maybe the only reason to watch the movie.