Morte Suspeita de uma Adolescente (Brazil)
Extraña muerte de una menor (Spain)
La sospechosa muerte de una menor (Spain) (video title)
The Suspicious Death of a Minor (USA)
We are pleased to release for the absolute first time on CD the OST by Luciano Michelini for the giallo film "The Suspicious Death of a Minor" (original title "Morte sospetta di una minorenne").
Luciano Michelini composed one of the most interesting OSTs of giallo and noir film genres. The dramatic main score is pop dominated by organs and rhythms with hints of the Goblins in the film "Deep Red." It's introduced in the first part of the opening credits (Tr.1) and then reprised in Tr.5, Tr.11, Tr.13, Tr.21, Tr.23, while the second part introduces folk music for the scene in the dance hall (Tr.2). A second score which is cheerful and carefree is introduced during the scenes of the meeting between Commissioner Germi (Cassinelli) and an underage girl (Tr.3) and often repeats in the background. It is reprised in Tr.9, Tr.15, Tr.18 and in the finale (Tr.24). There is no lack of action music for the chases and ambushes (Tr.4, Tr.7, Tr.9, Tr.12, Tr.16, Tr.19, Tr.20, Tr.22). For our CD (total time 46:04 minutes), we were able to access the stereo master tapes of the original recording session, in this way saving and preserving an OST that really deserves to be cherished.
DIRECTOR AND CAST
Directed in 1975 by Sergio Martino. Starring Claudio Cassinelli, Lia Tanzi, Massimo Girotti, Mel Ferrer, Jenny Tamburi, Gianfranco Barra, Patrizio Castaldi, Adolfo Caruso.
Milan is shocked by a series of crimes, first among which is the disappearance of some minors. Commissioner Paolo Germi, not confident with traditional police methods, investigates the murder of Marisa and then Floriana and finally Gloria by pretending to be a purse snatcher and hiring a thief named Giannino to be his accomplice. He arrives with little success to the shady Milanese Domestic Collaborator Union where he targets and kills the Menga, who heads but doesn't direct Anonymous Seizures. Although Paolo recovered the two billion yielded from kidnapping the son of the industrialist Porella, he is warned not to continue the investigation or use his violent methods. He resigns but keeps watch over the banker Pesce. Pesce is Marisa's uncle who had raped and molested her and her friends. Since he is not able to obtain the appropriate legal documents, Germi confronts Pesce and kills him.