Ive been really in the mood for the good ol' Italian crime film lately and this little sleazy gem hit the spot! Cry of a Prostitute is known by two other titles...Quelli che contano (Italy) and Guns of the Big Shots (European english title) Released in 1974, this film is a full throttle sleaze experience!!
Directed by Andrea Bianch, famous for the horribly fun cult classic Burial Ground- Night Of Terror. The opening scene with the dead body of a young child being used to transport Heroin is kinda cringe inducing. But the body looks like a mannaquin from an old Sears...it hardly offends.
Henry Silva always delivers a tough as nails performance. Babrbra Bouchet's sex scene with Silva is something to be seen! He shoves her head into a gutted pig carcass as he nails her from behind. And the sleaze doesnt stop there! But what else would you expect from a director whose most famous film involves a man-child-thing having an insestous relationship with his mother and biting her nipple off when he becomes zombified!
This is a very violent film! Practically no one survives. The story is reminiscent of Yojimbo. Silva arrives in town and gets between two waring families. Of course hes got his own agenda! Bianchi actually makes great due with the beautiful mountain village and country side. Who knew he had an eye for such things.