Rent Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)

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1h 55min
Rent Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (aka Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
The provocative Italian filmmaker Elio Petri's most internationally acclaimed work is this remarkable visceral, Oscar-winning thriller. Petri maintains a tricky balance between absurdity and realism in telling the Kafkaesque tale of a Roman police inspector (a commanding Gian Maria Volonte) investigating a heinous crime - which he himself committed. Both a compelling character study and a disturbing commentary on the draconian government crackdowns in Italy in the late 1960's and early '70s, Petri's kinetic portrait of surreal bureaucracy is a perversely pleasurable rendering of controlled chaos.
Actors:
, , Gianni Santuccio, , , , , , , , , , Giuseppe Licastro, , Fulvio Grimaldi, , , Giacomo Bellini, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Marina Cicogna, Daniele Senatore
Writers:
Elio Petri, Ugo Pirro
Aka:
Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Italy, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

1971 Oscar Best Foreign Film

1970 Cannes Grand Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
Italian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/01/2021
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
Italian LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Archival interview with director Elio Petri, conducted by critic and filmmaker Alexandre Astruc
  • Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker (2005), a ninety-minute documentary on the director's career, featuring interviews with friends, collaborators, and filmmakers
  • Interview with film scholar Camilla Zamboni from 2013
  • Investigation of a Citizen Named Volonte (2008), a sixty-minute documentary about actor Gian Maria Volonte
  • Music in His Blood, an interview with composer Ennio Morricone from 2010, conducted by film critic Fabio Ferzetti
  • Trailers

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Reviews (1) of Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Great Movie - Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion review by JD

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26/01/2021

I first saw this 50 years ago, and it is even better than I remember.

A classic.

Superb story  - power corrupts , so very relevant with what Trump has been up to recently.

Acting is very strong, and a word of praise for the haunting music.

A must see movie. 

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