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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion - The Criterion...

£17.99

Barcode: 5050629074437

  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
  • Certification: 18
  • Category: World Cinema
  • Released: 18th January 2021

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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 Fistful of Dollars' GIAN MARIA VOLONTE, in a commanding performance) investigating a heinous crime-which he committed himself. Both a penetrating character study and a disturbing commentary on the draconian crackdowns by the Italian government in the late 1960s and early '70s, Petri's kinetic portrait of surreal bureaucracy is a perversely pleasurable rendering of controlled chaos.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES 
    • New 4K digital restoration by the Film Foundation, with uncompressed  monaural soundtrack
    • 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
    • Interview with film scholar Camilla Zamboni from 2013
    • Investigation of a Citizen Named Volonté (2008), a sixty-minute documentary about actor Gian Maria Volonté
    • 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 author and screenwriter Ugo Pirro
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    Directed by Elio Petri
    Additional info Language(s): Italian, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu
    No. of discs 1 disc(s)
    Duration 115 mins
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