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The Hand That Feeds the Dead (1974)

La mano che nutre la morte (original title)
Baron Ivan Rassimov, a brilliant doctor, died horribly during a fire burst in his laboratory. Since that day, his daughter Tanja retired to a life of seclusion, covering with a dark veil ... See full summary »

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Katia Christine ...
Masha / Tanja Nijinski
Marzia Damon ...
Katja Olenov
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Stella Calderoni
Romano De Gironcoli
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Luigi Bevilacqua
Bruno Ariè
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Inn-Keeper (as Osiride Peverello)
Amedeo Timpani
Pasquale Toscano
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Baron Ivan Rassimov, a brilliant doctor, died horribly during a fire burst in his laboratory. Since that day, his daughter Tanja retired to a life of seclusion, covering with a dark veil her disfigured face. Professor Nijinski was once a student of Rassimov; he married Tanja, and he's trying to restore her lost beauty with a series of skin transplants. However, to reach his goal, professor Nijinski needs beautiful young victims for his transplant experiments.

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Often confused with Lover of the Monster (1974), which was released only a month after this film. Both films are directed by Sergio Garrone and feature the same cast - except Carmen Silva who appears only in this film. The two films also share some of the same footage but they *are* entirely different films with different plots. See more »

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Silly yes, boring no.
12 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Titled on my box as, The Hand That Feeds Death, but a more accurate translation, I believe is, The Hand That Feeds The Dead. Either way, of course nothing to do with the film in hand. Another confusing aspect to this title is the fact that director Sergio Garrone managed to complete another film the same year, called Lover Of The Monster, that had almost the same cast, same locations and more or less the same story. using much of the same footage. Add to that the fact this was made by the Italians with the Turkish, it is no wonder it seems a little off kilter. More than that it seems to switch from one location to another, day to night and almost story to story in the blink of an eye. On the positive side we do have Kinski (brilliant at the very end with lipstick bloodied lips) lots of gore (transplants) and a fair amount of flesh (young and female) and although it seemed ridiculous from the outset, I enjoyed it. It is bright, colourful and cheery with a really impressive laboratory with blood being pumped hither and thither. Silly yes, boring no.


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