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Here is a nice example of how one can be both very commercial and at the same time do something of high quality. That a bit 'of this, a little' that, in the right measure, which satisfies the mass public (or almost) and even the cinefiles.
illuminated Sergio Martino directs a thriller that has slasher's connotations
and because we are in 1973 belongs to one of the first chapters of
the genre. A film that has something for everyone: blood, violence, a plot tense and it must be said, quite a lot 'of beauties. Narratively
then Martino tries to tell the story in the most tense way as possible
putting in the viewers many doubts as possible and thus creating a lot
of suspects that at times, we must say, are dragged by force in the
this, there is a nice irony on young, a pleasant relief that
accompanies the typical things of thrillers, such as hallucinations of
the protagonists, a villa away from it all and some very horror moments.
everything is perfect though, because there are a few choices a bit
'absurd, such as when victims, murderess and also all the suspects, move togheter in the countryside, in what looks like a blood "trip", and the end is too much good for Hollywood. But at the end, viewing the whole movie and the minutes preceding the last part, where it develops a
fascinating game in a villa far from all, between murder and latest
victim, makes us forget the errors and say that this is a nice thriller.
at the University of Perugia, whose beauty adds quality to the movie,
the film by Martino tells about bloody murders that take place among students. The
ferocity with which the killer kills the victims evokes an unhealthy
relationship with the female gender, a thought too trivial that hides a
more complex reality.
of the film is undoubtedly Suzy Kendall, a british actress that became famous
in the late sixties and early seventies for several appearances in
thrillers and soft-core films. With
her more than a powerful battery of sexy women that begins with the
even more erotic Tina Aumont who lived a career of characters very
attractive and important productions such as "Il Messia" and
Rossellini's "Casanova" by Fellini as well as parts in "Malizia", "Metello", "L'Urlo" and "Salon Kitty". Then
we find Carla Brait the beautiful black actress who has participated in
numerous thrillers, comedies and genre films, on these pages we have
seen for the "La Cameriera Nera".
The masculine side instead is headed by the legendary Luc
Merenda decribed here since the first scene as a charming doctor, and
by the other charming man: John Richardson, another British actor
who, however, has spent most of his career in Italian productions. We
find him in the beginning of careree in some "Hammer" productions, then as a loser in the
choice of James Bond (won the meteor Lazenby) and then we see him in many
italians movies "La Maschera Del Demonio" by Bava, "Anna quel particolare piacere" of Carnimeo and "L'Anatra All'Arancia" by Salce. Closes
the ambiguous, in the sense of the characters he has played, Roberto
Bisacco, who became famous with "Les Miserables" and thanks to a series of strange
Original title: bodies contain Traces of Carnal Violence
Titles: Torso (International), Carnal Violence (Europe), Die Säge des
Teufels (Germany), The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence
(International), Torso - Violencia carnal (Spain), Torso: Olene
Kadar-seks-olume ( Turkey), Torzo (Hungary)
Directed by: Sergio Martino
Cast: Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda, Carla Brait, John Richardson, Roberto Bisacco, Ernersto Hills, Angela Covello
Production Company: Champion Film Company
Duration: 91 '