So Sweet... So Perverse
|So Sweet...So Perverse|
Italian theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Umberto Lenzi|
|Screenplay by||Ernesto Gastaldi|
|Music by||Riz Ortolani|
|Edited by||Eugenio Alabiso|
Jean, a rich Parisian socialite, comes to the aid of a frightened young woman (Nicole) who lives in the apartment below him who is under the domineering control of her abusive boyfriend, Klaus. Although he is married, Jean develops a romantic relationship with Nicole, not realizing that she and Klaus are involved in a plot to murder Jean for a $20,000.00 payoff. Nicole eventually falls in love with their intended victim, but Klaus kills Jean and burns his body in a car, making it look like he died in an accident. It transpires that Jean's wife Danielle conspired with Nicole to kill her rich husband, but when she begins to feel remorse, Nicole's ingenious plan moves into gear.
Following the release of Orgasmo, director Umberto Lenzi and actress Carroll Baker worked again on another giallo film. The script by Ernesto Gastaldi borrows plot elements from Henri-Georges Clouzot's film Les Diaboliques (1955) and like many gialli of the era, reveled in displaying the bad behavior of wealthy protagonists.
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