7 Women And An End To A Murder Explained: Who Is The Real Killer?
Alessandro Genovesi’s murder mystery comedy ‘7 Women and a Murder’ is available on Netflix. The Italian film, also called ‘7 Donne e un Mistero’, is an adaptation of Robert Thomas’ 1958 play ‘Huit Femmes’, which was the basis for the French film ‘8 Women’, which was released in 2002 and directed by François Ozon. Featuring an all-female cast, the film revolves around a group of women struggling with the death of their family’s patriarch.
When the eldest daughter, Susanna, comes home, she learns that her mother, grandmother, aunt and sister are all under investigation for her father’s death. While searching for the killer, the women are forced to confront their sinister secrets. Here’s all the information you need to know about the conclusion to “7 Women and a Murder” if you want to know who the killer was. Spoilers follow!
7 Women and a Murder Plot Synopsis
The opening scene of “7 Women and a Murder” shows Susanna, daughter of wealthy businessman Marcello, visiting her hometown for Christmas. Maria, the new housekeeper, welcomes her when she arrives at the family’s house. Before meeting her mother, Margherita, Susanna reconnects with her grandmother, Rachele. Susanna soon has breakfast with the other women and meets her Aunt Agostina and younger sister Caterina. The women try to catch up over brunch and casual chat. However, Agostina hates Caterina for keeping the nights going all night and robbing her of sleep.
Maria is instructed by Margherita to get Marcello up for breakfast. Despite being married for over 25 years, Margherita and Margherita no longer share a bedroom for unknown reasons. Marcello turns out to be dead when Maria opens the door to his room. When the women in the house become upset, they demand that Caterina confirm that her father has indeed died. Marcello has been stabbed in the chest and Caterina believes he has been killed. She then seals the room to prevent contamination of the crime scene. The women notice that the phone lines are cut when they try to call the police.
The women begin to distrust each other as they soon understand that the killer is among them. As Rachele informs the group that Marcello was having financial problems, Margherita admits that she and Marcello had a hard time in their marriage. Marcello asked Rachele for her shares to save his company while Agostina was in love with her brother-in-law. It is revealed as Susanna piece together the circumstances leading up to his death.
Margherita makes the decision to drive to the police station and inform them of her husband’s death. However, the engine of the car has been modified. Marcello’s ex-girlfriend from his early years, Veronica, shows up at the mansion before Susanna can continue her investigation. Margherita admits that she and Marcello had recently resumed their relationship and that she believes Veronica is the killer. Veronica is prevented from fleeing the house by a blizzard, and the two women are trapped together thinking the other is the killer.
Eventually, after false evidence is found to divert the focus from Margherita and Veronica, Caterina understands that someone is trying to frame each of the ladies for Marcello’s murder. The women individually describe what they did the night before, but for various reasons they can’t be completely honest. Caterina comes to the conclusion that their secrets are keeping them from catching the killer. As a result, each of the seven women is forced to reveal her secret. The rest of the plot revolves around whether the women’s hidden trail can lead them to the killer.
7 Women and a Murder That Ends: Who Killed Marcello?
The seven ladies are forced to confess their darkest, most disturbing truths as the story progresses. Susanna confesses that she told Marcello about her unmarried pregnancy to him the night after her arrival. However, Susanna is shocked when Rachele reveals that she is not biologically Marcello’s daughter and was produced as a result of Margherita’s extramarital affair with a man named Umberto before their marriage. Margherita also admits that out of respect for her girls, she left Marcello throughout the vacation. She was nevertheless concerned that Marcello would include Veronica in his will. In addition, Angostina had written a letter to Marcello confessing her feelings for him, and Maria also had an affair with Marcello.
The gathering of women eventually understand that Marcello planned to meet his lawyer in the morning to draft his will. The women were all given a reason to kill Marcello, as changes to his will were specifically designed to affect them. Margherita wants to leave Marcello for another man, Veronica distracts in the meantime. Within a short time, Margherita and Veronica come to the realization that they are having an affair with the same man, Marcello’s business partner. The other women see the two women fighting and realize they cannot call the police.
In the end, Caterina is the only one who kept her secret secret. She therefore makes the decision to finally be open about Marcello’s death night. Caterina acknowledges that she killed Marcello, albeit only as part of a complex play, after outlining the night’s events and establishing the presence and intentions of the other six women. According to Caterina, Marcello was tired of serving the women in his house and not earning their respect.
Marcello needed to know how the women would feel about his death before he could finalize his will. He therefore needed the help of Caterina and Maria to pretend to be dead. In the end, Marcello was not killed by any of the women. Nevertheless, Marcello’s loss of faith in his family and struggles to find meaning in life are all the ladies’ fault. As a result, Caterina helped Marcello fake his death so that he would learn the genuine intentions of the women who lived in his house. He was present all the time, observing women sharing their secrets.
How did Marcello die? What happens to the women?
The women discover the truth about Marcello’s fabricated demise in the film’s closing scenes. When they go to Marcello’s room to confront him, they find that he has fallen off the balcony. Maria observes a person on the terrace before Caterina tells her the truth. The discussion about Veronica and Margherita’s relationship with Marcello’s business partner immediately precedes the pivotal moment. It is likely that Marcello overheard their conversation and took his own life as a result.
Finally, the ladies alert the authorities and declare Marcello’s suicide, proving that the group was somehow responsible for the patriarch’s demise. The women nevertheless stick together and do not behave suspiciously of each other in front of the police. Rachele argues that women should not sacrifice their lives for men and that they should stick together even if they disagree. As a result, the group hides Marcello’s death, claiming it to be suicide to avoid being connected to the crime.
Eventually, the women understand that they are driven by self-preservation and stop doubting each other. They can therefore put aside their differences and take care of each other. In addition, the gang decides to stay at the mansion because the holidays are just around the corner. The funds of Marcello’s estate and Rachele’s shares are held by the women. They are therefore free to determine their own future and are no longer dependent on a man for their happiness and financial support.
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