Venice is a playground for strictly softcore perversion in this film by trash genius Mario Landi (who helmed some of the hugely successful 1970's 'comissario Maigret' series for Italian television).
Not a movie to watch with your girlfriend, GIALLO A VENEZIA is an exercise in misogyny.
Two corpses are discovered at the Giudecca island in the Venetian lagoon. The man was repeatedly stabbed in the crotch with a huge pair of scissors, woman - drowned. Why did the killer himself phone to notify the police and why did he drag the woman's body out of the water after drowning her? Inspector De Paul is on the case...
Judging by lack of elaborate mise-en-scene and limited number of locations, GIALLO A VENEZIA may have well been filmed in under two weeks.
Dialogues are hilarious in their crudeness.
The inappropriately bright & breezy Berto Pisano score (at least some of which was lifted from INTERRABANG soundtrack) is a bonus.
What this film lacks in substance it makes up in sheer bad taste.
If GIALLO A VENEZIA excites you, you know you're a trash fan at heart.You might also want to check out the director's similarly demented and un-PC, but slightly more polished PATRICK VIVE ANCORA (1980)
No, this isn't a young Vladimir Putin!
It's Italian cult actor Gianni Dei.