Two of t Gianni Santuccio As Questore. Arturo Dominici As Mangani. Orazio Orlando Released year Age rating Restricted. Duration 1 h 55 min. Writers Elio Petri. Close Menu Search Criterion Submit. Originally, Cannon released an ad, planning to shoot in October , and having it premiere it at Cannes in , although it never got made as it was shelved. Sidney Lumet was attached to direct, but the film never made it beyond pre-production. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A few years earlier, Petri imagined a science-fiction future obsessed with games of violence and power in the excellent The 10th Victim.
Privacy Statement. Would you willingly subvert the course of justice to protect a respected, powerful man? Maybe that's not even quite the nature of the dare, though. It seems just as likely that the investigating cops are so certain, down at the core of their being, that this man could not possibly have murdered this woman, that something deep and subconscious compels them to ignore all the proof of that fact. That, in essence, the need built into the Italian psyche for hierarchy and authority is so absolute that it is completely impossible to even consider the possibility that someone in a position of authority might be culpable for some crime.
This is the reading I favor, for it well-supported by the film's last scene; its best scene, too, although I am not at all going to to give it away, outside of praising its absurd, through-the-looking-glass plot machinations, and the bloody wit with which Petri and his co-writer Ugo Pirro attack the upper echelons of the Italian police.
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