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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.

Director:

Armando Crispino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimsy Farmer ... Simona Sanna
Barry Primus ... Father Paul Lenox
Ray Lovelock ... Riccardo
Carlo Cataneo Carlo Cataneo ... Lello Sanna
Angela Goodwin Angela Goodwin ... Danielle
Gaby Wagner Gaby Wagner ... Betty Lenox
Massimo Serato ... Gianni Sanna
Ernesto Colli Ernesto Colli ... Ivo
Leonardo Severini Leonardo Severini ... Caretaker
Eleonora Morana ... Eleonora
Antonio Casale Antonio Casale ... Inspector Silvestri
Giovanni Di Benedetto Giovanni Di Benedetto ... Professor Mari
Pier Giovanni Anchisi Pier Giovanni Anchisi ... Archivist at Criminal Museum (as Piero Anchisi)
Maria Pia Attanasio Maria Pia Attanasio ... Aunt Elvira
Sergio Sinceri Sergio Sinceri ... Doctor
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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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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Clodio Cinematografica See more »
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(edited) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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for all the confusion this is a very varied and very different giallo
16 March 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

A rather confusing giallo and I think in part this is because of rather lazy direction and a poor performance from Mimsy Farmer who seems to get the wrong look most times and leave us in doubt as to what she is thinking or feeling. One essential in giallo is some sort of empathy for the lead, even if that eventually turns out to be misplaced! Here I don't feel many are very concerned for what happens to Mimsy. And plenty does, that's for certain. Is there another movie where the lead actress gets so much abuse and groping, not to mention attempted rape and up skirt shots!? Of course the Morricone score is first rate and for all the confusion this is a very varied and very different giallo that maintains the interest throughout.


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