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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
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INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION

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Directed by Elio Petri
Italy, 1970
Crime, Drama

Synopsis

A highly regarded Italian police inspector (Gian Maria Volontè) murders his mistress, only to become part of the homicide investigation that follows. He plants clues at the crime scene as his fellow officers either ignore or fail to recognize his obvious tampering. But all is not as it seems…

Synopsis

A highly regarded Italian police inspector (Gian Maria Volontè) murders his mistress, only to become part of the homicide investigation that follows. He plants clues at the crime scene as his fellow officers either ignore or fail to recognize his obvious tampering. But all is not as it seems…

Our take

Elio Petri won a much-deserved Best Foreign Film Oscar® for this sublimely clever policier with one of cinema’s most ingenious premises: Is there such thing as a man (the great Gian Maria Volontè) so powerful he would never be suspected of guilt? With an unforgettable score by Ennio Morricone.