Five Dolls for an August Moon Movie Review Summary

Actors: Edwige Fenech, William Berger, Ira von Fürstenberg

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5 DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON was directed in 1970 by italian director Mario Bava.
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A group of businessmen are trapped on a desert island with no means to escape. As in Agatha Christies's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, characters are murdered one by one by an unknown killer.

This movie, unique in Bava's discography, will surprise the average giallo fan because the murders are committed off-screen. A curiosity.
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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Murders of set profession?    -   businessmen Misc. Plotlets    -   victim dies just after sex Kind of mystery?    -   skilled citizen investigator Horror film?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Island?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives

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