An Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto)
  • 1970
  • Italy
  • 1h 55min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Elio Petri
  • Cast: Gian Maria Volontè, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio

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Investigation of A Citizen Above Suspicion (18)

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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