To keep my retro film hunger fed, I recently caught the Italian action/drama Wake Up and Kill. Unlike most of the retro films, that I've been reviewing lately, Wake Up and Kill is more of a straight forward action flick. The film was shot back in the late 60's and is based on the crime spree of Luciano Lutring. Lutring carried out many robberies in Italy and France in the 60'. The movie chronicles Lutring's petty thefts, as well as full blown shoot outs. The drama portion of the movie, focuses on Lutring's relationship with his wife, and how she is always trying to shield him from harm and the law. This was a very entertaining flick. Word of warning, this film is subtitled, so get out your reading glasses.
Bottom Line: An action packed film, with a nice little love story attached. An Italian gem, that has recently just seen the light of day in the new millennium.
- Ragman is wondering how this guy got away with stealing so much jewelry, with just a sling shot.