Ace / Asso (1981)

3.0 out of 5

A sweet romantic comedy that plays out a lot like Ghost as a deceased gambler played by Adriano Celentano returns to his widow played by Edwige Fenech who, in one scene, gets her white dress blown into the air in a reference to The Seven Year Itch.

Locations around Milan are used, including a canal that would be recognised almost immediately by Eurocrime fans and the horse racing affectionado would no doubt enjoy a segment filmed at the track.

Prolific comedy scribe Franco Castellano also wrote, amongst many others, I maniaci with Lucio Fulci and Detto Mariano provides a further Fulci connection as he scored A Strange Type which incidentally also stars Adriano Celentano.

Delightful and unashamedly twee.

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