First released in 1975, Sergio Martino's poliziottesco (Italian crime/police drama) focuses on the political turmoil that formed a key aspect of the movement in Italian cinema at the time. Silent Action tells the story about the murder of a high-ranking army official that turns out to be much more than just a simple murder investigation.
During the late sixties, a terrifying new genre of film emerged from the darkest reaches of Italian cinematography. Melodramatic slasher thrillers punctuated with a heavy spattering of erotica known as gialli took popular pulp fiction and thrust the essence of Italian filmmaking into well-worn stories. With shadowy killers, sexy women and all the elements of