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Torso (1973)

I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale (original title)
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Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf, and police are stumped. American exchange student Jane and her friends decide to take a ... See full summary »

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Jane
Tina Aumont ...
Daniela
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Roberto
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Franz
Roberto Bisacco ...
Stefano Vanzi
Ernesto Colli ...
Gianni Tomasso, the scarf vendor
Angela Covello ...
Katia
Carla Brait ...
Ursula
Conchita Airoldi ...
Carol Peterson (as Cristina Airoldi)
Patrizia Adiutori ...
Florence Heineken
Luciano Bartoli ...
Motorcycle guy #1
Gianni Greco ...
Motorcycle guy #2
Luciano De Ambrosis ...
Inspector Martino
Enrico DiMarco ...
Village idiot
Giorgio Dolfin ...
Slim boy in the village
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Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf, and police are stumped. American exchange student Jane and her friends decide to take a break from classes by going up to Danielle's uncle's villa in the country. Unfortunately the killer decides to follow, and the women begin suffering a rapid attrition problem. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The fuzztone guitar instrumental featured in the American theatrical trailer is a song called "Hippy" by Alan Parker. See more »

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The bread and milk the killer tosses inside the front door of the villa disappears when Jane goes to door. See more »

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Average Giallo
4 July 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Perugia, a serial-killer is strangling college students. Inspector Martino (Luciano De Ambrosis) is in charge of the investigation and has a black and red scarf as the only lead to be followed. He asks the scarf street vendor Gianni Tomasso (Ernesto Colli) if he recalls who might have bought the scarf, but the man tells that he cannot remember. Then Gianni blackmails the killer and becomes his next victim.

Meanwhile the college students and girlfriends Jane (Suzy Kendall), Daniela (Tina Aumont), Katia (Angela Covello) and Ursula (Carla Brait) travel to an isolated villa to spend a couple of days together during a break from the art history classes of their professor Franz (John Richardson) that has befriended Jane. When Jane twists her ankle, Dr. Roberto (Luc Merenda) is summoned and asks her to rest. The student Stefano Vanzi (Roberto Bisacco) stalks Daniela since he is obsessed for her. Are the girls in danger in the villa? Who might be the killer?

"I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale", a.k.a. "Torso", is an average giallo. The story and the screenplay do not develop well the character and the conclusion with the serial-killer explaining his problems is very poor and disappointing. The hot team of actresses is the best in this movie, specially the gorgeous Suzy Kendall. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Torso"


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