Rabid Dogs (aka Kidnapped)

1974, 96m, 35mm, Italy

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Screened July 16–21, 2017

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Nearly lost due to bankruptcy, this oft-overlooked and unpredictable thriller tracks the claustrophobic aftermath of a robbery gone wrong as three criminals in a car abduct a young woman (and later a man and his sick child) to use as leverage with the police. Comparatively subdued, the film marks a stylistic departure for Bava while expanding on his nihilistic fascination with warped codes of morality.

In Italian with English subtitles

A film by Mario Bava