Kidnap Syndicate (La città sconvolta: caccia spietata ai rapitori) (1975)

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After his son is kidnapped, a millionaire industrialist (James Mason) seeks revenge, in spite of the potential danger that his rash actions will bring about for his child and another kidnapped boy, the son of a poor mechanic (Luc Merenda).
Rating:
R
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Studio:
Cinemaster S.r.l.

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Another selection from the Fernando Di Leo set, this one reminded me a bit of a Kurosawa film that involved a poor child being kidnapped in the place of a rich one, but this goes off into much darker vigilante justice than the Japanese film ever did. Good stuff, a very solid film and worth tracking down if you have the chance.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Luc Merenda is great. His role gives gravity to everything that happens. If all action movies and thrillers had such a reminder of seriousness and emotional torment, the genre wouldn't be as fun; men would go to movies with submachine guns in order to look sensitive. Merenda's performance is so important here, it overshadows Vittorio Caprioli, whose cadences are funny and precise, as usual. James Mason is good too. I wonder if he is moving his hands a lot because he's doing a movie for Italians. Di Leo gracefully uses everything's that here for easy pathos. The camerawork doesn't show off and it's not lunky either. The first half of Kidnap Syndicate is a commentary on the rich and the poor, the capitalist and the criminal; and the second is a better action movie than Man on Fire. This deserves to be remade. Luc could play the rich guy this time.

Adam Mahler
Adam Mahler

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