- Directed by Elio Petri
- Starring Gian Maria Volonté, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio, Orazio Orlando
- Written by Elio Petri, Ugo Pirro
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) -- Winner of 1970s foreign film Oscar, this jarring and potent film tells the story of a recently promoted Fascist police inspector who slits his mistresss throat. He then plants self incriminating evidence and makes an anonymous call to report the crime. The police unearth clues that point to the inspector, but ignore them because of his high standing on the force. An excellent look into the mind of a murderer, the film features an incredible performance from Gian Maria Volonte in the leading role. Director Elio Petri has made an antifascist statement that is both pointed and poignant, full of eerie, unsettling moods abetted by Ennio Morricones excellent score. A piercing satire of Italian investigative techniques, and an interesting meditation on the relationship between class and guilt.
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 10/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.
|Format||Region 0 DVD|
|Running time||112 minutes|
|Number of discs||1|