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Autopsy (1975)

Macchie solari (original title)
A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.

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Simona Sanna
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Father Paul Lenox
Ray Lovelock ...
Riccardo
Carlo Cattaneo ...
Lello Sanna (as Carlo Cataneo)
Angela Goodwin ...
Danielle
Gaby Wagner ...
Betty Lenox
Massimo Serato ...
Gianni Sanna
Ernesto Colli ...
Ivo
Leonardo Severini ...
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Eleonora Morana ...
Eleonora
Antonio Casale ...
Inspector Silvestri
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...
Professor Mari
Pier Giovanni Anchisi ...
Archivist at Criminal Museum (as Piero Anchisi)
Maria Pia Attanasio ...
Aunt Elvira
Sergio Sinceri ...
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Simona Sana is a young pathologist whom works in a morgue in Rome, Italy which suddenly gets hit with a wave of violent suicides that are attributed to a summer heat wave. Driven to exhaustion from the intense heat and the long hours worked, Simona struggles to complete her college theses about natural deaths when one "suicide" victim is brought into the morgue in which a young Catholic priest named Paul Lenox who identifies the corpse as being his sister, but that she did not commit suicide, and was instead murdered then subsequently set up to make it look like another suicide. Simona teams up with Father Lenox to solve the mystery and stay one step ahead of a mysterious killer who now begins to stalk her when she gets a little too close to the truth of the suicides. Written by Anonymous

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Possibly the most confusing and strangest giallo ever made!
24 September 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Autopsy' is a very strange and confusing giallo that has to be seen to be believed! Newcomers to the genre best steer clear, but buffs will find this one totally fascinating. Mimsy Farmer (Fulci's 'The Black Cat') stars as an uptight doctor who between wrestling with freaky hallucinations of horny corpses(!) investigates a series of suicides supposedly caused by sunspots(!). A mysterious car racer turned priest (!) (Barry Primus of Scorsese's 'Boxcar Bertha') gets involved in the mystery, though she is unsure whether he is an ally or a suspect. Also in the cast is Ray Lovelock ('The Living Dead In Manchester Morgue') as Farmer's moody and cynical boyfriend. The brief plot synopsis doesn't give you any idea of just how convoluted and nutty this one is. Many will probably find it too flamboyant to stick with until the end, but personally I found it impossible to resist. Easily the most bizarre giallo I've ever seen!


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