Faccia di Spia (1975)

Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Before directing such relatively restrained films as Centa Giorni a Palermo and Il Caso Moro, Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Ferrara made this dogmatic screed, supposedly an exposé of clandestine CIA activities around the world. The familiar exploitation names in the cast -- Claudio Volonte, Dominique Boschero, Francisco Rabal -- only hint at the film's utter perversity as it paints a bloody tableaux of ruthless American mayhem in the name of capitalist expansion. "Bloody" may be an understatement, as the film lovingly depicts rape, breast-burning, eyeball-ripping, arm-hacking, hot needles in the penis, and -- as an extra bonus -- a woman's privates filled with big nasty leeches. This is not the stuff of which investigative journalism is made. Mariangela Melato co-stars with Giorgio Ardisson, Umberto Raho, and Lou Castel. The film was banned in Germany.