While playing with a puzzle, a teenager is repressed by his mother, and he kills her and severs her body with an ax. Forty years later, in an university campus in Boston, a serial killer kills young women and severs their bodies in parts, stealing body pieces from each student. Lt. Bracken makes a deal with the dean of the campus, and infiltrates the agent Mary Riggs as if she were a tennis teacher and together with the student Kendall, they try to find the identity of the killer. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Carvalho, Brazil
Pieces... It's exactly what you think it is!
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Did You Know?
The "look" of the killer was based on the comic book character "The Shadow", not as is often thought Italian 'giallo' cinema. See more
At the beginning of the film when the mother is screaming at her son over the pornographic puzzle she mentions that his father is in the Air Force. In 1942 when this scene took place, the US Air Force was not yet in existence. The main US flying force was called the US Army Air Corps until after WWII. See more
Prof. Arthur Brown
I guess I'm so used to bodies... dead ones... that I'm callous.