Vittorio Salerno, Italy, 1975, Arrow Films, Cult

“I’m really having a hard time deciding if this or Bava’s RABID DOGS is my favorite Eurocrime sleaze” — Tony the Terror, LETTERBOXD

By day, Ovidio (Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro) and his two friends work at a data center. After work, they blow off steam by committing random acts of savage violence, swiftly graduating from sparking a riot at a football game to vehicle theft, assault, and murder. The police are convinced this recent spate of crimes is politically motivated, but world-weary veteran Commissario Santagà (Enrico Maria Salerno, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) suspects a far more terrifying explanation: that these young men are motivated by nothing more than boredom and disaffection with civilized society. SAVAGE THREE combines unrestrained brutality with biting social commentary to create a tense and frightening portrait of modern man and his innate capacity for violence.

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  • 85 mins.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP