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Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto

By | 2018-03-21T18:30:55+01:00 March 1st, 2004|Reviews|

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Date: 1970

Director: Elio Petri

Starring: Gian Maria Volonté, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio

Well ahead of its time as a study of power wrapped in a sex crime. “Basic Instinct,” to name just one, owes this movie an indirect debt. Upstanding police inspector Gian Maria Volonté murders his sadomasochistic mistress just before he receives a promotion. He then dares his successor to discover him by planting clues. He misdirects and redirects in a show of sexual and political dominance. Volonté is larger-than-life throughout. While director Elio Petri inserts ideological rants to go with the period’s anti-Fascist snarl, “Indagine” is first and foremost a thriller.

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Marcia Yarrow
A military brat, Marcia Yarrow was born in Hamburg, Germany but grew up in Germany, Spain, and Provo, Utah. She's been writing for the magazine since its creation in 2004.

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