A LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN
Director: Lucio Fulci Run Time: 104 min. Release Year: 1971 Language: Italian
Starring: Alberto de Mendoza, Florinda Bolkan, Jean Sorel, Silvia Monti, Stanley Baker
“Thematically the closest Fulci got to his peer Argento. Colorful and wild, with orgies, LSD freakouts and painting-by-knife-throwing. The visuals are Fulci’s most impressive.” — Dana Reinoos, Screen Slate
Fans of DUKE OF BURGUNDY and THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS, take note: you will really, really like this movie. One of the Euro-trashiest mindfucks ever.
Carol Hammond is the frustrated wife of a successful London lawyer. Lately, she’s been having bizarre, erotic dreams about her uninhibited neighbor Julia, who presides over noisy sex-and-drug parties in the house next door.
One night, Carol’s dreams culminate in violent death and she wakes to find her nightmares have become reality — Julia’s been murdered and Carol’s the main suspect. This frightening discovery is just the beginning of a labyrinthine psychosexual shocker which takes the viewer on a wild ride through a series of frequently breathtaking set pieces that set new standards for the Italian thriller.
A LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN is considered by many critics to be Fulci’s finest achievement.