18 September 2014

What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
107 min.
Directed by Massimo Dallamano.
With Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbó, Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Baal, Camille Keaton, Günther Stoll, Maria Monti, Claudia Butenuth, Giancarlo Badessi, Pilar Castel, Giovanna Di Bernardo, Vittorio Fanfoni, Marco Mariani, Antonio Casale.
Very good giallo has a madman terrorizing innocent women at a local university.

When gigolo professor Henry Rosenni (Testi) is linked to one of the crime scenes, he takes it upon himself to investigate the murders personally.

Can Rosseni find the killer in time to exonerate himself...not to mention save his lovely girlfriend Elizabeth (Galbo) who might be next on the madman's list?

Loosely based on the Edgar Wallace novel The Secret of the Green Pin, this terror outing from Dallamano is extremely well done, with an intelligent, thoughtful script and interesting characters.

There's a grabbag of gruesome killings (beware: some of the girls are stabbed in the vagina), and an ending revelation that truly vindicates unlike many of the less coherent gialli of the period.

Much better than Alberto Negrin's similar Enigma Rosso (1978), also starring Testi.

Italian: Cosi avette fatto a Solange?.

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