opens as a young lovemaking couple and a peeping tom are brutally killed
on the dunes. Inspector Amaldi is horrified to find that the murderer
has amputated the female victim, replacing the severed limbs with wooden
arms. Searching for additional clues, the detective finds a clearing in
the woods where the killer had captured animals. This convinces Amaldi
that the murderer could have a strong interest in dissecting and - perhaps
- taxidermy. Although the clues initially take the Inspector and partner
Freese down a blind alley, a series of occurrences remind Amaldi of some
buried memories. Everything is interrupted when a pretty college student
named Giuditta goes to the precinct and asks Amaldi for help because she's
being stalked. Everything begins to mesh together with the death of another
woman and the reality of a serial killer in their midst.
Eros Puglielli burst on the Euro scene with this film. Critics have called
it 'the finest thriller since Dario Argento's Opera' [DVD
Times]. He specializes in a strong neo-Noir atmosphere with swift camera
work (by cinematographer Luca Coassin) and a memorable Giallo-influenced
musical score by Francesc Gener [who also co-wrote the script].
Italian film with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), uncut version
(105 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras include
original theatrical trailer.
Themes/Graphic Violence/Gore/Nudity/Sexual Brutality
for Mature Audiences