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23 August 1974 (Italy) See more »
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Cast

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Senta Berger ... Sara Grimaldi

Luc Merenda ... Edward
Umberto Orsini ... Daniel
Anita Strindberg ... Mary Caine
Bruno Corazzari ... George
Rosario Borelli ... Policeman
Manfred Freyberger ... Philip
Tom Felleghy ... Dr. Archibald T. Wildgate
Carla Mancini
Vittorio Fanfoni
Duilio Cruciani ... Luca
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Directed by
Duccio Tessari 
 
Writing credits
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Ernesto Gastaldi 

Original Music by
Gianni Ferrio 
 
Cinematography by
Giulio Albonico 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Morra 
 
Costume Design by
Danda Ortona 
 
Makeup Department
Iolanda Conti .... hair stylist
Mario Van Riel .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Maurizio Pastrovich .... production manager
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
 
Other crew
Ada Maria Serra Zanetti .... voice dubbing: Senta Berger (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Puzzle" - USA (video title)
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92 min
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Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2006) | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2008) | Norway:15 (DVD release) (2007) | Norway:16 (1975) | West Germany:18 (nf)
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
"Puzzle" is a solid entry into the Giallo canon, 16 December 2007
Author: Schwenkstar from United States

This little seen thriller is a solid entry into the giallo canon that was directed by Duccio Tessari (who did the equally good "The Bloodstained Butterfly") and written by Ernesto Gastaldi (who is the iconic writer of the giallo genre).

The narrative features an interesting narrative hook (a man can't remember who he is and now thugs are after him for something he hid... and he doesn't know where it is, let alone *what* it is). Unfortunately, the film doesn't utilize its intriguing plot premise to the fullest, with essentially the amnesia element pushed aside for most of the movie, and instead relies on more conventional means of telling the story. Fortunately, the writer manages to more successfully integrate the amnesia element towards the end which allow for a few plot twists, but not to the degree it could have achieved.

The direction is fine but nothing exemplary, and the performances are all solid but not particularly memorable. In other words, everything is competent and efficient, but it doesn't really standout from the majority of thrillers that saturate our viewing repertoire.

However, it certainly is an above average example of the giallo genre, with narrative that is better than most gialli and even has a terrific climax, but it's also certainly not a classic film in any respect.

Highly recommended for giallo fans, a solid recommendation to thriller aficionados, but others may wish to simply view a better example of the genre, such as "Deep Red".

Also, the film references Stanley Donan's film "Charade", see if you can catch it...

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