Appuntamento col disonore Film Details
Overview: During the civil war in Cyprus, an island nation split between the Greeks and the Turks, a British peacekeeping officer is trying to prevent a Greek guerrilla fighter from escalating the violent situation even further.
Review: THE NIGHT OF THE ASSASSIN is a low budget, little-known Italian thriller detailing the volatile situation in Cyprus in which Turkish aggression is ever in the background. However, the crux of the story is a different battle entirely: that between the stuffy British officials doing their very best to keep the peace, and the Greek Cypriot partisans willing to die to free the land. The film has a grubby look to it but also an air of authenticity which helps a lot. There’s not a great deal of action until the ending, but there are some strong moments involving torture and the like which add suspense. The cast is also very good indeed. The stalwart likes of Michael Craig and George Sanders play the Brits and Adolfo Celi is a key ally. Italian genre film regulars Margaret Lee, Luciano Pigozzi and Giacomo Rossi Stuart make appearances. Best of all is the typically weird Klaus Kinski, playing a Greek orthodox priest and resistance leader who comes across as completely frightening. Just what you’d expect from Kinski.
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 100 min
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