Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
aka Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto
Genre: Crime| Drama | Thriller
Country: Italy | Director: Elio Petri
Language: Italy | Subtitles: English (.srt File)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 115mn
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In a time of internal political disturbance, Roman police inspector Gian Maria Volontè (the bad guy in A Fistful of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More) 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?
As director Elio Petri’s split-second edits rocket back and forth between flashback and detection, to the insidious rhythms of Ennio Morricone’s score, Investigation becomes a biting critique of Italian police methods and authoritarian repression, a psychological study of a budding crypto-fascist (but is the arrogantly grim-faced Volontè building a case against himself to be punished, or to prove his invincibility?), a probing why-dunnit, and a buildup to a question-stamped finale.