SONNO PROFONDO (2013) Reviews and overview

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‘You wish you’d never woken up…’

Sonno Profondo (“Deep Sleep”) is a 2013 Argentinian neo-giallo horror feature film produced by Nicolás Onetti and written, directed and scored by Luciano Onetti (What the Waters Left Behind; Francesca).


The 1970s: A young woman is murdered by an unidentified assailant. Having committed the murder, the mystery killer – who is still traumatised by his childhood memories – receives a mysterious envelope slipped under his door. The hunter becomes the prey when he finds out that the envelope contains photos that show him killing the his female victim…

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“Lo-fi, ambitious and hypnotic, the film is certainly meant for those with giallo-inclined taste and previous experience. Sonno Profondo unfolds largely from the killer’s POV (though it’s not found footage), giving a sort of constricting tunnel vision feel. This is heavy, specific style and it wants you to strap in.” Samuel Zimmermann, Fangoria


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“Fortunately, Onetti realizes that he was making an experimental film in the giallo style, and doesn’t belabor the point; the film clocks in at just over an hour, and that’s plenty of time to get into the story without getting overly-frustrated.” Legless Corpse


…Sonno Profondo is more of an atypical experience rather than a fascinating story. This is actually quite a shift from the original giallo genre whose films tend to focus on the scenario, and in the final surprise. The visual of the genre is however really faithful, even adding a welcomed touch of modernity to it.” Raoul Peltier, Horrorfreak News


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” …a great moving picture experience. It has everything you would ever love from a giallo film. Sexy suspense, a black-hat/black-glove wearing psycho-sexual deviant on the loose, a shiny blade stained in some of the thickest blood you will ever see and a pulsating soundtrack by Onetti, himself, keeping everything tightly wrapped.” Film Deviant


Interview at Hollywood Investigator


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