Directed by: Leandro Lucchetti
Actors: Marco Di Stefano, Birte Berg, Debora Cali
Language: Italian (English dubbing )
Also known as: La ragnatela del silenzio 1994
Description: Walter is HIV positive and is leading a promiscuis life in Rome. He does this so that he won’t infect his wife. Walter’s wife is also cheating on him. In a decidedly dull subplot, Walter’s father is a senator who wants to use his son’s illness to promote his own political career by calling for more AIDS research.
The quality of the film La ragnatela del silenzio – AIDS is not great and it appears to be sourced from a VHS screener, but is watchable and in English. There is a “Not For Commerical Use” message in the bottom right of the screen throughout the film. Director Leandro Lucchetti (Caged Women) sorely tests even the hardiest fan of Italian trash with this completely forgettable effort. But us fans of Italian sleaze have to see everything at least once, right? As a bonus, after the movie concludes, there is a bit of Pelle sotto gli artigli starring Gordon Mitchell. I didn’t notice it until after I converted the file.