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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
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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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Very fascinating and puzzling giallo.
5 October 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Armando Crispino's "Autopsy" is a very fascinating and puzzling film,which both amuses,grosses out and confuses.This is surely one of the most complicated giallos ever made.After watching it,I'm still very confused about how everything fits together in the plot."Autopsy" is not a horror film-I'd rather call it a giallo with some horror elements.There is plenty of sleaze and nudity,so fans of Italian exploitation should be pleased.The score by always reliable Ennio Morricone is excellent.The acting is very good with Mimsy Farmer("Camping del Terrore","The Black Cat","The Perfume of the Lady in Black")giving an outstanding performance as a forensic pathologist Simona.A must-see for fans of Italian giallos.


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