Cry of a Prostitute

1974 [ITALIAN]

Crime / Drama

5
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 59%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 59% · 500 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.3/10 10 731 731

Director

Top cast

Barbara Bouchet as Margie
Henry Silva as Tony Aniante
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879.03 MB
1280*544
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
Seeds 17
1.59 GB
1920*816
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
Seeds 33

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Reviewed by Fella_shibby 6 / 10

Hell hath no fury when a misogynist n cold blooded Tony Anianti is seduced via banana milkshake.

I saw this movie, the 97 mins uncut version for the first time recently after reading a glowing review by Coventry which is spot on.

This movie is indeed brutal n very misogynistic.

After drugs are found inside the dead body of a kid, mafia bosses get angry at this despicable act and a senior Don Coscemi hires Tony (Silva), a misogynist n cold-blooded psychopath to wreak havoc on the perpetrators of the heinous act.

After arriving in Italy, Tony who has his own agenda, gets himself in the middle of a feud between two mafia families. He manipulates both families into believing he is on their side but is seduced by Margie, a former prostitute now married to one of the mob bosses. A shocking relationship between Tony and Margie wreaks havoc on both of them.

Silva's character Tony is the epitome of misogyny. His character whips a woman, punches her eye, sodomizes her while pushing her face in the carcass of a butchered pig and even bites off her cheeks.

And inspite of all the nastiness Tony is capable of, we still root for him.

His character even bulldozes two fellas by an asphalt bulldozer.

The circular saw machine scene is shocking.

Reviewed by Witchfinder-General-666 7 / 10

Henry Silva Can Make Anybody Cry

Director Andrea Bianchi is probably best known for the nauseatingly brutal Zombie Gore flick "Le Notti Del Terrore" (aka. "Burial Ground", 1981) and the super-sleazy Giallo "Nude Per L'Assassino" ("Strip Nude For Your Killer", 1975), so it is not surprising that his contribution to the Italian Crime genre, "Quelli Che Contano" aka. "Cry of a Prostitute" of 1974, (which he co-directed with his brother) is one of the most brutal and misogynist films in a genre that generally isn't for the squeamish. This might be seen as a warning for the sensitive, faint-hearted and politically correct, but it definitely serves as a word of recommendation for my fellow fans of Italian Exploitation cinema from the 70s.

Genre icon Henry Silva stars as Tony Aniante, a super-tough mob hit-man (who is sort of a more exaggerated double of Silva's absolute greatest role of hit-man Lanzetta in Fernando Di Leo's masterpiece "Il Boss" of 1973). The film already starts out intensely brutal when an apparent family has a fatal car crash in gory detail. The autopsy makes it clear that the kid was already dead before the crash, and just transported by mob-related drug-dealers who use children's corpses (!) as means for heroin production. Since such depraved methods are even despicable by organized crime standards, and furthermore bad for business, the dons of the Sicilian mafia assign Tony Aniante to clean up among the dirtiest of their own...

The violence in this film is very intense, even by brutal Italian 70s crime standards, and the degree of political incorrectness is as high as it gets. The great Henry Silva is super-tough, super-cool and cold as ice as always; whenever he offs someone in this flick he whistles a cool tune. The man simply is the best guy ever to play mafia hit men. Period. Cult-goddess Barbara Bouchet is ravishing as always in the role of a nymphomaniac ex-prostitute turned mob-boss' wife, who enjoys getting raped and severely beaten. Fausto Tozzi plays her perverted mafia don husband, who gets off on hearing his wife talk about her extramarital activities. Between macho talk, revenge-vows and mafia conspiracies, the film features brutalities such as rape, people being beaten to a bloody pulp, decapitation and autopsies and dozens of bloody gunfights. The storyline isn't the most intriguing in Italian crime cinema, and the film has some minor logical flaws, but these are secondary to the tons of gritty and hard-boiled entertainment that it provides. Definitely one to watch for my fellow Italian Crime / Poliziotteschi fans.

Reviewed by RodrigAndrisan 7 / 10

Not bad, Sergio Leone style

This film is obviously inspired by A Fistful of Dollars directed by Sergio Leone. Henry Silva is not by far what is Clint Eastwood but, he is doing his best. Andrea Bianchi, the director, the same, is not bad. The other actors are also at height. True, the whole movie is a series of clichés and deja-vu but, even so, it manages to captivate, you can follow it to the end, it's not boring. The music signed by Sante Maria Romitelli is very good. The cinematography of Carlo Carlini is also good. And, the presence of the sex symbol Barbara Bouchet(who looks like a twin sister of Jill Ireland, once the wife of Charles Bronson) is the hot spice of everything, her white panties have a role by itself...

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