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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

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Gian Maria Volonté in Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Gian Maria Volonté in Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
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Time Out says

Citizen Beneath Contempt is more like it. In the opening scene police chief Volonté cuts his girlfriend's throat and strews the crime scene with clues pointing to his own guilt. Why? Because he knows he can get away with it, because power corrupts and because you'd expect a police chief in a Petri movie to be an aspiring Übermensch. The tone is interesting, more parable than realistic narrative, and most people will have thought of Kafka long before the closing quotation from The Trial. Except this is reverse angle Kafka: Authority at its most nightmarish as seen through the eyes of a torturer. Morricone's jaunty score and Florinda Bolkan's cheerfully erotic presence are the only positively enjoyable elements in this gruelling little sermon.
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Release Details

  • Duration:115 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Elio Petri
  • Screenwriter:Ugo Pirro, Elio Petri
  • Cast:
    • Gian Maria Volonté
    • Florinda Bolkan
    • Gianni Santuccio
    • Orazio Orlando
    • Sergio Tramonti
    • Salvo Randone
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