Minikillers : 1 — Operation Costa Brava
The action opens at a beach resort on the Costa Brava, tourists lounge around a roof-top swimming pool. A man in a sharp suit strides though the resort and surveys the sea view from the balcony. Atop a nearby tower block, a man is watching the resort with binoculars as his accomplice operates a radio transmitter hidden in a briefcase. A bald man gets out of a sportscar and carries a large box past Diana, who has emerged in a bikini to do some sun bathing.
The man in the suit watches her pass him and a holidaying businessman casts an appreciative eye over her as she take a lounge near him. The man with the binoculars takes up a rifle and aims it at the businessman as the bald man adjusts the time on his watch. Diana sits up, a smile on her face - a doll of a little girl is walking across the resort, apparently controlled remotely by the radio operator. The man with the rifle smiles as the businessman picks up the doll - as does the bald man, who presses the crown of his watch. Immediately, the doll pours liquid from its eye in fake tears. The businessman recoils then laughs. Diana smiles too but the businessman’s laugh has become a rictus and he falls to the ground, writhing in agony.
Tourists gather around the dead man and the bald man is disconcerted when Diana picks up the doll and walks off with it. He meets with a German tourist and hands him a wad of cash to attack her. Diana spots him and defeats him easily with her trademark karate moves and he staggers off to the sound of a Laurel and Hardy theme. Diana notices that he’s dropped a piece of paper and a pocket watch which she opens to discover complex circuitry. She surmises that it controls the doll and tests the watch, oblivious to a second doll that has been put inside her room to kill her, which is responding to the watch controls.
She looks at the paper which is a flyer for a club and leaves for the beach just before the second doll starts squirting acid from its eyes.
|Produced by||H.G. Lückel|
|Produced by||D. Nettemann|
|Written by||Wolfgang von Chmielewski|
|Written by||M.v. Chmielewski|
|Directed by||Wolfgang von Chmielewski|
|Camera Assistant||Gerd Weiss|
|Production Assistant||H.G. Tienemann|
|Script Girl||Ulrike Hercher|
|Unit Manager||Virgilio Valle|
|Film Editor||Erika Winter|
|Technical Assistant||Lothar Büscher|
|An Accentfilm International production|