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Lamberto Bava (screenplay)
Teodoro Corrà (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 March 1992 (Italy) See more »
A police officer makes a terrible discovery during the investigation of a series of murders: Each victim has a transplanted organ from the same man... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Several puzzle-pieces missing in the script, but still a FUN 90's giallo! See more (11 total) »


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Joanna Pacula ... Tracy

Tomas Arana ... Michele
François Montagut ... Abe
Gianni Garko ... Police Chief
Erika Blanc ... Dr. Corti
Matteo Gazzolo ... Gigli
Susanna Javicoli ... Mrs. Consorti
Bruno Corazzari ... Prof. Brusco
Ursula von Baechler ... Katia Lelli
Sebastiano Lo Monaco ... Mort
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Morangi
Paolo Baroni ... Milani
Gianni Giuliano ... Cemetery Director
Giuseppe Marini ... Agent Melli
Guido Quintozzi ... Ass't Pathologist
Francesco Romano ... Lifeguard
Gianna Paola Scaffidi ... Mrs. Landi
Mino Sferra ... Agent Mino

Directed by
Lamberto Bava 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lamberto Bava  screenplay
Teodoro Corrà  screenplay (as Teodoro Agrimi)
Teodoro Corrà  story (as Teodoro Agrimi)
Bruce Martin  screenplay
Domenico Paolella  story

Produced by
Mario Bregni .... producer
Pietro Bregni .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Maria Cordio 
Cinematography by
Luigi Kuveiller 
Film Editing by
Piero Bozza  (as Pietro Bozza)
Production Design by
Davide Bassan  (as David Bassan)
Art Direction by
Eugenio Ulissi 
Costume Design by
Antonella Amato 
Makeup Department
Franco Casagni .... makeup artist
Ferdinando Merolla .... hair stylist
Production Management
Teodoro Corrà .... production manager (as Teodoro Agrimi)
Giammaria Vismara .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alberto Brusco .... assistant director
Art Department
Maurizio Jacopelli .... property master
Sound Department
Luciano Anzellotti .... sound effects (as L. Anzellotti)
Francesca Bregni .... dialogue editor
Romano Checcacci .... sound mixer
Mario Cuccu .... sound
Alberto Doni .... sound re-recording mixer
Maurizio Miani .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Franco Casagni .... makeup special effects
Visual Effects by
Aldo Mafera .... opticals
Augusto Ghitarrini .... stunts
Claudio Zucchet .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Annunziata .... first assistant camera
Sergio Coletta .... chief electrician
Alberto Dionisi .... still photographer
Angelo Donatone .... key grip
Marco Francescon .... generator operator
Massimiliano Sano .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cristina Chillemi .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Pierfrancesco Achilli .... second assistant editor (as Pier Francesco Achilli)
Alessandro Gabriele .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
Other crew
Arditi .... caterer
Franco Fenu .... production secretary
Simonetta Lombardo .... cashier
Aldo Mafera .... title designer
Agostino Mecci .... administrator
Maria Ruhle .... unit publicist
Vittoria Vigorelli .... script supervisor (as Vittoria De Fazio Vigorelli)
Luigi Zarcone .... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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98 min | Spain:90 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Crew or equipment visible: (at around 1 min) The cinematographer's reflection can clearly be seen on the car's window.See more »
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Several puzzle-pieces missing in the script, but still a FUN 90's giallo!, 17 November 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

There once was an era, approximately from the late 60's up until the early 80's, during which nearly every Italian director delivered his own personal giallo-movie and they featured the craziest plots and the most far-fetched red herrings. What great times they were! After this, however, the magnificent sub genre almost got extinct and there were only TWO directors that regularly attempted to breathe new life into the formula of mad black-gloved killers and sleaze-laden twists. Dario Argento is the king even to this day and the other one is Lamberto Bava, who was responsible for some truly underrated giallo-efforts like "Delirium: Photos of Gioia" and "You'll Die at Midnight". "Body Puzzle" is yet another criminally neglected film that features all the giallo's extraordinary trademarks, although that sadly also includes the major holes in the plot. "Body Puzzle" serves the absolute most implausible story I've ever beheld, but there are plenty of sadistic & gore-soaked murders on display and the absurd screenplay hints at some controversial topics like hidden homosexuality and schizophrenia. Lamberto Bava doesn't really bother to keep the killer's identity secret, as we immediately witness how a handsome young man brutally stabs an anonymous candy store owner to death. Several more grisly murders are committed before police inspector Michael discovers that the victims have one thing in common. They all received donor organs from a pianist who died in a motorcycle accident and the mysterious killer tries to puzzle him back together. The inspect is much quicker when it comes to falling in love with the deceased pianist's wife, played by Joanna Pacula. "Body Puzzle" completely stops to make sense halfway, but you've got to love Bava's enthusiast direction and his desperate efforts to maintain the suspense. The music and camera-work are more than adequate while the cast features some familiar faces. Giovanni Lombardo Radice briefly appears as the exaggeratedly gay acquaintance of both the killer and the dead pianist. Italian horror fans will certainly recognize him as the poor sucker who always dies sensationally ("Cannibal Ferox", "City of the Living Dead", "Cannibal Apocalypse"…).

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