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The Torturer (2005)

The twenty-four year-old aspirant actress Ginette Cazonni goes to an audition with the underground director Alex Scerba and they have one night stand. Ginette finds one earring identical to... See full summary »

Director:

Lamberto Bava

Writers:

Lamberto Bava (screenplay), Diego Cestino (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
María Blanco-Fafián María Blanco-Fafián ... Sehare
Elena Bouryka Elena Bouryka ... Ginette
Carla Cassola Carla Cassola ... Carla Sherba
Simone Corrente Simone Corrente ... Alex
Valeria Cramerotti Valeria Cramerotti
Emilio De Marchi ... Moscale
Daniela Giorgini Daniela Giorgini
Alevtyna Huzar Alevtyna Huzar
Martina Micozzi Martina Micozzi
Antonella Salvucci
Eleonora Sannibale Eleonora Sannibale
Alessandro Santini Alessandro Santini
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The twenty-four year-old aspirant actress Ginette Cazonni goes to an audition with the underground director Alex Scerba and they have one night stand. Ginette finds one earring identical to the one that belongs to her friend Marzia Foster that has been missing for three days on the stage and keeps it with her. Alex invites Ginette to go to his studio and they go to an isolated house where she meets Alex's deranged mother and his stepfather and producer, but soon Ginette returns home. When she calls Marzia again, she learns that her friend had also gone to an audition with Alex and has never returned home. Ginette suspects that Alex might have abducted her friend and she decides to break in Alex's parental house to investigate and she finds Marzia's fate. Meanwhile three other women go to the theater to have an audition with Alex and they are tortured. Will Ginette have the same destiny of the other women? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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boring piece of work with some worthy moments
29 October 2006 | by crustpunxSee all my reviews

I am not very familiar with Lamberto Bava oeuvre, but after 'The Torturer' I don't know if I want to become familiar with it. Story, if there is any, revolves around young director whose work is in vein of grand guignol, and his new mistress - a wannabe actress. She shows up for an audition, but eventually they become lovers. In the background there is plot about mysterious torturer, who does couple of nasty things to some fine looking young woman. But it is really irrelevant, as the main point of the movie is to show some nudity and sex, and a little bit of torture. Movie is done in porno aesthetics - camera focuses on women's breasts and crotches (nothing hard core of course), and the viewer isn't spared camera angle from between one heroine's legs. Acting is completely lame, plot laughable, so it's hard to sit through it. Of course nudity and violence compensates a little the rest of the movie, but only a little bit. Nods to gialli (especially Argento's work) are completely redundant, as they don't add up to the story. Yet violence sometimes becomes very graphic and nasty. and actresses are really good looking. nothing really catchy in here, but one can give a look.


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Release Date:

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