Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)

 ●  Italian ● 1 hr 52 mins

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In a time of internal political disturbance, Roman police inspector Gian Maria Volontè gets that plum assignment: crack down on political dissidents; then proceeds to slash the throat of married mistress Florinda Bolkan ("a beautiful, kinky masochist" - Vincent Canby). But as homicide cops swarm over the murder scene, guess who gets tapped to head the investigation? And, as every clue unearthed - most perversely planted by Volontè himself - leads right back to... is anybody going to do anything about it? Investigation becomes a biting critique of Italian police methods and authoritarian repression, a psychological study of a budding crypto-fascist, a probing why-dun nit, and a buildup to a question-stamped finale.

Cast: Florinda Bolkan, Gian Maria Volonte

Crew: Elio Petri (Director), Luigi Kuveiller (Director of Photography), Ennio Morricone (Music Director)

Genres: Crime, Drama

Release Dates: 20 Dec 1970 (India)

Tagline: When you're a big man in the big city, can you get away with murder ?

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Did you know? Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion was widely considered as one of the best international films of the 1970's. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Italian
Colour Info:
Color
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Mono
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24 fps
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2.35 : 1
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Taglines:
When you're a big man in the big city, can you get away with murder ?
Trivia:
Al Pacino and Christopher Walken were initially considered to star, and Paul Schrader would have been the screenwriter.

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion was widely considered as one of the best international films of the 1970's.

The first part of the "Trilogy of Neurosis", had included - Lulu the Tool (1971) and Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973).