Review: The Washing Machine (1993)

There can be death by many things, but washing machines and steam iron is seldom seen in a Giallo.

dvd“THE WASHING MACHINE” (Vortice Mortale)
1993
Giallo
Italy

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Philippe Caroit, Ilaria Borelli, Katarzyna Figura
Distributor: Shameless
Runtime: 86 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“I guess if you had seen a corpse you’d tell me?”

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Three beguiling sisters call upon Inspector Stacev because of an allegedly murder of a man in their flat. One of the sisters is said to have seen the butchered body of a male acquaintance in the washing machine. Stacev finds that the sisters rivalery and jealousy gives different versions of the story and relation to the murdered man. But who to trust and who to not get dangerously infatuated by, and where the hell is the body?

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Much better than feared. Deodato has got a good cast, and an intriguing story. It’s also getting a bit of the sexy “Basic Instinct” feel. The sex-scenes is actually erotic, not that common in the genre. A well done 90’s Giallo from the “Cannibal Holocaust” director. Thank you Shameless for digging up this washing programme!

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