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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Blu Ray/DVD

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Blu Ray/DVD

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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 Volontè) 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.


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  • New 4K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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
  • New interview with film scholar Camilla Zamboni
  • Investigation of a Citizen Named Volontè (2008), a fifty-minute documentary about actor Gian Maria Volontè
  • Music in His Blood, an interview with composer Ennio Morricone from 2010, conducted by film critic Fabio Ferzetti
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Evan Calder Williams and excerpts from a 2001 book by screenwriter Ugo Pirro
  • Year: 1970
  • Running Time: 115
  • Color Type: Color
  • Aspect Ratio: 1:85:1
  • Country: Italy
  • Language: Italian with English subtitles
Salvo Randone
Gianni Santuccio
Arturo Dominici
Orazio Orlando
Sergio Tramonti

Directed by Elio Petri

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