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INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION (1970) - States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s

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  • dir. Elio Petri
  • year. 1973
  • country. ITALY
  • run-time.  115 mins
  • rating. 18

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Film 8pm


In Elio Petri’s visually stunning and beautifully composed film, a corrupt police official decides to show how untouchable he is by creating a murder scene where the evidence can only lead  investigators to him. Starring the iconic left-wing actor Gian Maria Volontè who provides a mesmerising performance, this is a sly and slick condemnation of the state and the police from one of Italy’s major political filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s.

States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s is a touring season curated by Andy Willis, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Salford and Senior Visiting Curator: Film at HOME, produced by Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Film Programme Manager, and coordinated by Jessie Gibbs, HOME Film Team. Presented by HOME as part of BFI Thriller, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

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LATE SPRING (1949)
Later Event: January 17
KILLER OF SHEEP (1978)