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Friday, October 27, 2017

Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange? (aka What Have You Done To Solange?) (1972)

A married teacher (Fabio Testi) at a Catholic girls school is having an affair with one of his students (Cristina Galbo). When students at the school start turning up savagely killed, he begins to investigate even though he is considered a suspect by the police. Directed by Massimo Dallamano, this is ultimately a stylish and satisfying giallo although there are unsavory aspects to the film that I found disturbing. The fact that the married "hero" of the film is a teacher having sex with one of his teenage students is creepy enough but I could also have done without the graphic close ups of the victims because of the hideous manner of the killings. Dallamano also has his camera linger a little too long on the nude body parts of his nubile teenage nymphets that seriously borders on exploitation. He dehumanizes them by not even bothering to show their faces, just their breasts and pubic area. If you can get past that, you will find one of the better entries in the gialli canon. There's another wonderful score by Ennio Morricone to accompany it all. With Joachim Fuchsberger and Camille Keaton.

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