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June 1977 (USA) See more »
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It'll take you... apart! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Mimsy Farmer ... 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 ... Caretaker
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)
Sergio Sinceri
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Alias ... Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
Antonio Anelli ... Man in the Hotel Hall (uncredited)
Massimo Ciprari ... Audience Watching Car Race (uncredited)
Cindy Girling ... Blonde Corpse (uncredited)
Carla Mancini ... Nurse (uncredited)
Giulio Massimini ... Waiter (uncredited)
Alessandra Vazzoler ... Fat Corpse (uncredited)
Luciano Zanussi ... Doctor at Autopsy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Armando Crispino 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lucio Battistrada 
Armando Crispino 

Produced by
Leo Pescarolo .... producer (as Leonardo Pescarolo)
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Carlo Carlini 
 
Film Editing by
Daniele Alabiso 
 
Art Direction by
Elio Balletti 
 
Costume Design by
Mario Ambrosino 
 
Makeup Department
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... hair stylist
Renzo Francioni .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Antonio Paoletti .... unit manager
Egidio Quarantotto .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lorenzo Magnolia .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Elio Balletti .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... dubbing editor
Ugo Celani .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vittorugo Contino .... still photographer
Sergio Martinelli .... camera operator
Renato Mascagno .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wanda Croce .... seamstress
Aldo Giuliani .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Rosalba Giacobbe .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Luciano Foti .... production coordinator
Ninni Reginato .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Macchie solari" - Italy (original title)
"Autopsy" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
"Corpse" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
USA:85 min (edited version) | 100 min (uncut version)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | France:-16 | Italy:VM18 | UK:18 | USA:R | USA:Unrated (special edition)

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Pay No Attention to Those Corpses Having Sex..., 19 August 2000
Author: GroovyDoom from Haddonfield, IL

The opening of this film might leave one wondering as to what the remaining story could be about. Turns out the director must have felt the same way, since the beginning has little to do with the rest of the film. The blatant use of simulated autopsy footage is what the American distributor played off of when they retitled the film "Autopsy". If you check out the trailer, you can see they were trying to pass this off as centering on reanimated corpses or...well, I'm not sure exactly what they were aiming for, but it's all a clever disguise, since the film is yet another tepid giallo.

I have to give the director credit for giving this the feel of a nightmare, but that may also be simply a poorly conceived narrative and a choppy script. Argento can get away with those kinds of things sometimes due to his visual flair, but in this case it falls flat.

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