BLACK CAT

by Lucio Fulci
BLACK CAT - GATTO NERO

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 1981

Length: 92'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Robert Miles is a psychologist who can communicate with the dead and control the mind of his black cat, which he sends out to do his bidding. On his behalf, the cat kills a girl, a drunkard, and gravely injures a police officer. Jill, a photographer working with two Scotland Yard officers, finds a link between the deaths and the presence of a black cat. But when she starts having suspicions about Miles, she puts herself in danger, until she is unexpectedly saved by the black cat.

Director

Lucio Fulci

Lucio Fulci

Lucio Fulci (Rome 1927-1996) begin his cinematographic career bas assistant director and screenwriter with Steno and Riccardo Freda. In 1959 he debutes as a director with The Thieves, followed by two musicals, The Jukebox Kids and Howlers of the Dock. He later tries various genres: comedy and comic films, westerns, and thrillers. In 1979, he reappeares on the international scene with Zombie 2, a sequel to Romero's film. He continues his work until the early 1990's (A Cat in the Brain, 1990), when his health worses. He dies of diabetes in 1996.

Filmography:
Colpo gobbo all'italiana (1962), 002 agenti segretissimi (1964), I maniaci (1964), Tempo di massacro (1966), Una sull'altra (1968), Beatrice Cenci (1969), Una lucertola dalla pelle di donna (1971), Non si sevizia un paperino (1972), Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca (1974), Sella d'argento (1978), Zombi 2 (1979), Paura nella città dei morti viventi (1980), Il gatto nero (1980), L'aldilà (1981), Quella villa accanto al cimitero (1981), I guerrieri dell'anno 2072 (1983), Il miele del diavolo (1986), Il fantasma di Sodoma (1988), Zombi 3 (1988), Il gatto nel cervello (1990), Demonia (1990), Voci dal profondo (1991), Le porte del silenzio (1992).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Lucio Fulci
soggetto/story
dall’omonimo racconto di/from the story of the same title by Edgar Allan Poe
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Biagio Proietti, Lucio Fulci
fotografia/cinematography
Sergio Salvati
montaggio/film editing
Vincenzo Tomassi
scenografia/production design
Francesco Calabrese
costumi/costume design
Massimo Lentini
musica/music
Pino Donaggio
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Patrick Magee (Robert Miles), Mimsy Farmer (Jill Travers), David Warbeck (ispettore/inspector Gorley), Al Cliver (sergente/sergeant Wilson), Dagmar Lassander (Lillian Grayson) Bruno Corazzari (Ferguson)
produttore/producer
Giulio Sbarigia
produzione/production
Selenia Cinematografica

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Robert Miles is a psychologist who can communicate with the dead and control the mind of his black cat, which he sends out to do his bidding. On his behalf, the cat kills a girl, a drunkard, and gravely injures a police officer. Jill, a photographer working with two Scotland Yard officers, finds a link between the deaths and the presence of a black cat. But when she starts having suspicions about Miles, she puts herself in danger, until she is unexpectedly saved by the black cat.

Director All about direction

Lucio Fulci

Lucio Fulci

Lucio Fulci (Rome 1927-1996) begin his cinematographic career bas assistant director and screenwriter with Steno and Riccardo Freda. In 1959 he debutes as a director with The Thieves, followed by two musicals, The Jukebox Kids and Howlers of the Dock. He later tries various genres: comedy and comic films, westerns, and thrillers. In 1979, he reappeares on the international scene with Zombie 2, a sequel to Romero's film. He continues his work until the early 1990's (A Cat in the Brain, 1990), when his health worses. He dies of diabetes in 1996.

Filmography:
Colpo gobbo all'italiana (1962), 002 agenti segretissimi (1964), I maniaci (1964), Tempo di massacro (1966), Una sull'altra (1968), Beatrice Cenci (1969), Una lucertola dalla pelle di donna (1971), Non si sevizia un paperino (1972), Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca (1974), Sella d'argento (1978), Zombi 2 (1979), Paura nella città dei morti viventi (1980), Il gatto nero (1980), L'aldilà (1981), Quella villa accanto al cimitero (1981), I guerrieri dell'anno 2072 (1983), Il miele del diavolo (1986), Il fantasma di Sodoma (1988), Zombi 3 (1988), Il gatto nel cervello (1990), Demonia (1990), Voci dal profondo (1991), Le porte del silenzio (1992).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Lucio Fulci
soggetto/story
dall’omonimo racconto di/from the story of the same title by Edgar Allan Poe
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Biagio Proietti, Lucio Fulci
fotografia/cinematography
Sergio Salvati
montaggio/film editing
Vincenzo Tomassi
scenografia/production design
Francesco Calabrese
costumi/costume design
Massimo Lentini
musica/music
Pino Donaggio
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Patrick Magee (Robert Miles), Mimsy Farmer (Jill Travers), David Warbeck (ispettore/inspector Gorley), Al Cliver (sergente/sergeant Wilson), Dagmar Lassander (Lillian Grayson) Bruno Corazzari (Ferguson)
produttore/producer
Giulio Sbarigia
produzione/production
Selenia Cinematografica