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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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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
Franco Mele .... second assistant camera
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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Not much of a puzzle...but the gore is decent., 28 February 2007
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Well, the Giallo had it's heyday in the early seventies, and ever since the stream of these great films got thinner and thinner until we reached the nineties and the genre sadly all but petered out. With that in mind, this isn't a particularly bad film; but it pales in comparison to its seventies counterparts, and it has to be said that by the conclusion, you kind of wonder what the point is. Giallo's are renowned for featuring over the top and frankly stupid plot lines; and this one is certainly no different, as Body Puzzle has one of the most ridiculous story lines of all! The film kicks off with two murders; the second of which sees us introduced to the cold and calculating murderer. The murders continue, and the copper on the case sees a connection to Tracy; a window who lost her husband Abe in a motorcycle accident. The cop wastes no time in falling for Tracy, meanwhile; the murder spree continues and all the signs seem to point to the dead husband and his donor card, as all the victims have the fact that they received something from Abe in common...

The film was directed by Lamberto Bava who, despite never topping the achievements of his father, has proved himself to be a capable director on a number of occasions. This film is actually the worst Lamberto Bava Giallo that I've seen, as both Macabre and A Blade in the Dark were better. The film does have its plus points, however, as Bava doesn't let the film fall short where death scenes are concerned. The murder sequences aren't overly gory, but they are pretty nasty as we witness things such as a connectionist being stabbed to death, a woman having her hand cut off and a teacher having her eyes cut out in front of a class of blind kids! The plot has its problems, however – as the fact that we know who the murderer is makes the rest of the mystery fit together all too easily. The cast is decent enough, with cult stars Erika Blanc and Giovanni Lombardo Radice standing out amongst a cast of lesser known actors. The music is completely over the top like the rest of the film; although the central classical tune is used far too often for my liking and gives the film something of a farcical feel. Overall, this film is unlikely to top anyone's list of favourite Giallo's - but considering the over the top ridiculousness of the could have been worse.

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