Directed by: Dario Argento
Actors: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Country: Italy | France
Also known as: 4 mosche di velluto grigio, 4 Flies on Grey Velvet, 4 Moscas sobre terciopelo gris, 4 légy a szürke bársonyon, 4 moscas de terciopelo gris, 4 mouches de velours gris, Cuatro moscas de terciopelo gris, Den djävulska fällan, Fire fluer, Fire fluer på grå fløyel, Quatre mouches de velours gris, Vier Fliegen auf grauem Samt, Quattro mosche di velluto grigio
Description: Roberto is a rock drummer that is being followed by a lurking fellow.
One night he is able to chase the man that turns a knife on him. During the struggle Roberto kills the shadowy figure. But the fight was witnessed and the accidental killing was registered on a photograph.Roberto starts to be haunted by nightmares and sees the witness to the fight trying to pin a murder on him.
He decides to hire a detective to help him just as his wife is about to leave him and his maid turns up dead.
Review: ” 4 flies on gray velvet ” crowned with so -called animal collection Argento, of which seemed to me the most successful “The Cat o’ Nine Tails” , “Bird with the Crystal Plumage” not bad, but not impressed . “4- flies ex … ” at the moment I would call the most bizarre picture of the maestro.
Musician quite by accident, and indeed absurdly killed a man . This strange man was watching him and trying to find a musician , why, some strange gestures and by his own knife – and here And this strange person in black lying prostrate in the orchestra pit . Time of the murder filmed even more strange person in the doll mask. Now this person does not unbind from the musician , somehow she sneaks into his house , we launched reserves and threat campaign is a series of murders in some way close to the musician people …
The above story several welter and heaped , but it is such a movie. Atmosphere detective is not felt , although the detective line is present , but rather something akin syuru , jerking story , interspersed repetitive set of strange dreams and other inserts that apparently involved a baby and not memories of past experiences and feelings heroes. The ending is reduced to psychologism with a hint of psychedelia , although slow motion at the end of the topic incredibly , a pleasure to watch . Also incredibly liked the scene in the park in the green maze – it’s great !
” 4 flies … ” very strange film , stringy , sometimes almost with a sense of freaky ( although the subject of drugs is not affected) – dreams, some flashbacks , general confusion of the plot to create a similar atmosphere. Parrot there and Chekhov, and some person whom God calls YY , and professor ( who are these people ? From SG knows? ) And hissing cat (why it so ?) , And a private investigator homosexual , and the poor postman … heaped up , are mixed with many vivid characters, many parallel storylines , most of which are not disclosed, but the humor , a little bit, but still the place to be . Many points are not clear , even the motives of the main villain , I realized at once (though perhaps this terrible translation costs ) . All submitted smeared some strokes.
” 4 flies on gray velvet ” leaves a mixed impression , and stands apart from the rest of the pictures Argento , as viewed in the works I like psychedelia not observed . Recommend dared, the film is very amateur, except that fans can look Dario .