Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion (US) (1970)



Tags: italy, inspector, kafkaesque

Description: 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 1960s and early ’70s, Petri’s kinetic portrait of surreal bureaucracy is a perversely pleasurable rendering of controlled chaos.

Genre: Crime

Studio: Criterion Collection

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Country Release Type Date
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 12/3/2013

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