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A Quiet Place in the Country
Directed by Elio Petri • 1968 • Italy
Starring Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Georges Géret
In need of an escape from the city, a successful but troubled artist (Franco Nero) decides to relocate to a villa in the Italian countryside with his girlfriend (Vanessa Redgrave). Far from the peaceful state of mind he was looking for, however, he soon comes to believe that the estate is haunted by the ghost of a nymphomaniac countess whose presence pushes him further over the edge. Based on a story by renowned horror writer Oliver Onions, this psychological shocker is a deliriously stylized journey into ever-escalating madness.