Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Puzzle (1974) aka L'uomo Senza Memoria aka Man Without A Memory

3.5 / 5 Jun '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Duccio Tessari
Written by: Ernesto Gastaldi
Actors include: Senta Berger, Luc Merenda, Umberto Orsini
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Drama
Length: 92 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Italy

Hmm so this may be where they got the idea for "Memento" and "Amateur"! It's a giallo that is based around an amnesiac who seems to have a troubled past. As he is accosted by a stranger who threatens him and soon discovers he has a wife he feels he must reconnect with. It's basically bloodless most of the way through and it feels like an interesting drama with a man trying to recover his past. The deeper into the film you get, the weirder things become and the ending is pretty darned awesome and will pay off for those who came to this on the premise that it was a horror film. Definitely unusual, unexpected and something entirely different from a usually relatively samey genre.

Availability:  Not on DVD as far as I can tell

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