The Spider's Stratagem
The Spider's Stratagem ★★★ 1970
Thirty years after his father's murder by the facists, a young man returns to a small Italian town to learn why his father was killed. The locals resist his efforts, and he is trapped in a mysterious web where history and lies exert a stranglehold on the truth. Intriguing, high literate thriller; outrageously lovely color photography. Based on a short story by Jorge Luis Borges. In Italian with English subtitles. 97m/C VHS . IT Giulio Brogi, Alida Valli; D: Bernardo Bertolucci; W: Bernardo Bertolucci.