A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Una Lucertola con la pelle di donna) (1971)

A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Una Lucertola con la pelle di donna) (1971)

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Movie Info

This cult movie classic is a psychodrama murder mystery thriller involving LSD, psychoanalysis, lesbianism, and having at least one extremely-gory dream sequence. Florinda Bolkan stars as the woman with all the clues to murder. Stanley Baker is the unlucky police inspector who has to separate what is fact from fantasy.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Art House & International , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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American International Picture

Cast

Florinda Bolkan
as Carol Hammond
Stanley Baker
as Inspector Corvin
Jean Sorel
as Frank Hammond
Silvia Monti
as Julia Durer
Penny Brown
as Hippy
Leo Genn
as Edmuns Brighton
Penny Brown
as Hippy
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Critic Reviews for A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Una Lucertola con la pelle di donna)

All Critics (3)

The second of [Lucio Fulci's] gialli, and perhaps the most exemplary among the four.

Full Review… | October 30, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

An absolutely astringent vision of a reptilian world, where even reveries function not as escape but as blueprints for murder

Full Review… | February 9, 2010
CinePassion

A stylish giallo that sheds its suspenseful skin long before the story climaxes.

Full Review… | November 21, 2008
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Audience Reviews for A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Una Lucertola con la pelle di donna)

It doesn't take a genius to see that the stupid twist in the end doesn't make any sense after all that came before, and this trashy, nonsensical giallo is all the more excruciating with an inept direction, ugly zooms, hideous trembling camera, cheesy music and terrible acting from everyone.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

A troubled rich woman Carol Hammond played by Florinda Bolkan is suffering from a series of bizarre sexual dreams where she indulges in lesbian activities with her neighbor Julia Durer(Anita Strindberg).Unfortunately one morning after another perverse sex dream culminating in a gory knifing of Julia,Carol is shocked to find that Julia was murdered in her apartment the stormy night before. When all evidence points to Carol being the culprit she must not only investigate the crime but determine what is dream and what is reality. "Lizard in a Woman's Skin" is perhaps the most bizarre and puzzling Fulci's giallo.The cinematography by Luigi Kuvellier is splendid with some gorgeous visuals and the dream scenes are appropriately psychedelic. The eviscerated dogs sequence still shocks unprepared viewers drawn into the murder mystery aspect of the film. 2 1/2 Stars 7-23-13

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Despite the sex and nudity early on and a couple of moments of bloody violence, this is one of the more classier efforts from Lucio Fulci, a far cry from his sleaze and splatter filled films from the 80s. It's a well plotted and stylish 'whodunnit' murder mystery all set in 70s London. As the list of suspects build towards the end things got a little confusing, but it's reasonably well acted and gripping enough. Shame Fulci doesn't get enough credit for his earlier films.

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Lee ?

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