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The Victim (1975)
"Macchie solari" (original title)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  June 1977 (USA)
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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 Sana
Barry Primus ...
Father Paul Lenox
Ray Lovelock ...
Edgar
Carlo Cattaneo ...
Lello Sana (as Carlo Cataneo)
Angela Goodwin ...
Daniela
Gaby Wagner ...
Betty Lenox
Massimo Serato ...
Gianni Sana
Ernesto Colli ...
Ivo
Leonardo Severini ...
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Eleonora Morana ...
Eleonora
Antonio Casale ...
Inspector Silvestri
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...
Head Coroner
Maria Pia Attanasio ...
Aunt Elvira
Pier Giovanni Anchisi ...
Archivist at Criminal Museum (as Piero Anchisi)
Pupino Samona ...
Doctor with beard (as Pupino Samonà)
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Simona Sana is a young pathologist whom works in a morgue in Rome, Italy which gets with with a wave of violent suicides which 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 in the morgue in which a young Catholic priest named Paul Lenox who identifies the corpse as his sister, but that did not commit suicide, but was murdered and set up to look like a 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 Simona 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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