An Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
- 1h 55min
- Directed by: Elio Petri
- Cast: Gian Maria Volontè, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio
Elio Petri | Italy | 1970 | 103m | 18 | Contains SubtitlesIn Elio Petris visually stunning and beautifully composed film, a corrupt police official decides to show how untouchable he is by creating a murder scene where the evidence can only lead investigators to him. This is a sly and slick condemnation of the state and the police from one of Italys major political filmmakers of the 60s and 70s.Screening as part of Danger, Deception and Deceit: The European Political Thriller in the 1970s.The film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr Ben Franks, Lecturer in Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, who will be looking at issues raised by the film.
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