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Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)
"La corta notte delle bambole di vetro" (original title)

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An American journalist in Prague searches for his girlfriend who has suddenly disappeared.

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Jacques Versain
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Michaela Martin
Vjenceslav Kapural
Jürgen Drews ...
Semka Sokolovic-Bertok ...
Nastassja - Gregory's Neighbor (as Semka Sokolovic)
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An American journalist in Prague searches for his girlfriend who has suddenly disappeared.

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Inventive spin on the giallo formula
3 June 2005 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

A body is discovered on the streets of Prague. Only hours before an autopsy is performed on him, we learn he's not really dead, but trapped inside his body and trying desperately to recall the events leading up to this predicament. And hopefully avoid the autopsy.

This Aldo Lado directed giallo has a lot going for it. Not a traditional giallo, but rather an inventive spin on the formula. It's cleverly written, decently acted and quite suspenseful at times but somehow misses the bull's eye. It drags a bit, could have used some trimming perhaps. Also, the end solution is bit of a letdown, but maybe that's just me. I found it a bit much, the buildup was better than the conclusion. But a big thumbs up for the chilling ending.

Lado is very stylish at times but Argento he's not. Quite good all the same.


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