BODY PUZZLE

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BODY PUZZLE

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Lamberto Bava

1992  100 minutes  1.66:1 Italy

Editions: DVD 

Body puzzle tells the tragic and increasingly morbid story of the lovely widow tracy (Gorky park’s Joanna pacula). Not only has her famous pianist husband Abe died in an auto accident, but someone keeps breaking into her house and leaving severed body parts lying around.

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Synopsis

Body puzzle tells the tragic and increasingly morbid story of the lovely widow tracy (Gorky park’s Joanna pacula). Not only has her famous pianist husband Abe died in an auto accident, but someone keeps breaking into her house and leaving severed body parts lying around. A candy store owner is gutted, a poor woman has her hand lopped off in a public bathroom, a young swimmer is castrated, and so on. the investigating police officer, Michael (the church’s tomas Arana), strikes up a hot and heavy romance with her to keep tracy’s mind off the rapidly accumulating trophies. Michael’s supervising police chief (spaghetti western pro Gianni Garko) tells him to keep his mind on his job; soon Michael concludes that Abe’s protege and probable male lover, unable to cope with the accident, is responsible for the killings. the clincher is the mysterious link between all of the victims.

Reviews

As the killer hunts down the assorted parts, the viewer is fully privy to eyes being gouged, hands getting hacked off and ears being sliced, all with full giallo-style bright red bloody ooze. Yet, oddly enough, the most disturbing scene is one set in a swimming pool—not for the pounding music or the fate of the swimmer, but the simple framing and placement used to show the slasher in the water. You have to see it to understand it, but this may replace JAWS as the source of my biggest underwater fear.
— Fangoria

Cast and Credits

Director
Lamberto Bava

Writer
Lamberto Bava and Todoro Corra

Producer
Mario and Pietro Bregni

Cast
Johanna Pakula, Tomas Arana, François Montagut, Gianni Garko

Cinematography
Luigi Kuveiler

Editing
Pietro Bozza

Music
Carlo Maria Cordio

Special Features

New digitally restored version
New and improved English subtitles
Fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis and notes on the genesis of the film by Chris Alexander

Production: Italy – 1992
Running time: 100 minutes, COLOR
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Optional English
Audio: Dolby digital 2.0 Mono
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
 

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