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    Caliber 9 (1972)
Directed By: Fernando Di Leo

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I have never connected with Fernando Di Leo until now. I had never seen a single one of his films and I don't know how. Being a fan of Italian genre cinema, i was nevertheless not quite into Poliziotteschi for some reason. Then i got introduced to Death Occurred Last Night (1970) which i loved! I became interested in exploring some more and after doing a bit of research, found out about Raro Video's very decent blu-ray releases and bought the 2 Fernando Di Leo sets. I was not disappointed. Every single one of those films was marvelous. In total, there were 7 movies: Naked Violence (1969), Italian Connection, The (1972), Caliber 9 (1972), Boss, The (1973), Shoot First, Die Later (1974), Kidnap Syndicate (1975) and Rulers Of The City (1976).


Caliber 9 is probably the best of the series. An intricate story of double cross and twists and turns one after another, with a nail-biting finale that will have you beg for it to end. A mafia guy gets out of prison and through cunning dexterity, plans to take down his ex syndicate. One boss is very suspicious while another boss has no idea what's coming. With an incredible cast and incredible story that is very well executed, this film is simply amazing.

 


- Laurent Hasson