"The English-language title, so much more suggestive to fans of American noir than the Italian title Nordest, perfectly encapsulates a Hammett-like world marked by greed, vice and betrayal all the way to the top of the food chain."
Screenwriter Videtta must have a calming effect on his collaborator, Italian noir proponent Carlotto (The Fugitive
, 2007, etc.): The first fruit of their partnership is a whodunit, though a scorching one.
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