Dillinger e morto / Dillinger Is Dead (1969) DVD9 Criterion Collection
Michel Piccoli stars in a tour-de-force performance as Glauco, and his job alone is filled with fascinating symbolism: he's a maker of designer gas masks. He goes home and finds his pretty blond wife (Anita Pallenberg) in bed. She pops a few pills and is never seen in an upright position again. Dinner is left out for Glauco, but it doesn't interest him and he begins cooking his own meal. While poking around looking for spices (or whatnot), he finds a package. Inside the package is a gun, wrapped in a newspaper. The newspaper's headline is about the death of gangster John Dillinger. Is this Dillinger's gun?

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:34:52 | 7.73 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Art-house

Director: Marco Ferreri
Actors: Michel Piccoli, Anita Pallenberg, Gino Lavagetto, Carla Petrillo, Mario Jannilli, Annie Girardot, Carole Andre, Adriano Apra


Extras:

- Interview with actor Michel Piccoli (12:50): In this interview, recorded in 2009, the French actor discusses working with the "subversive" Marco Ferreri, their initial encounter, and working with the Italian director on Dillinger is Dead, their first of six collaborations.

- Interview with Italian film historian Adriano Apra (20:52): Here, the film historian heaps grand praise on Ferreri, ranking him with Federico Fellini, Roberto Rosselini, and Luchino Visconti as the greatest of Italian filmmakers. Apra also notes the themes and the numerous references to Italian cinema in Dillinger is Dead.

- Le cercle de minuit (13:14): These excerpts from a roundtable discussion, recorded at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 just days after Marco Ferreri’s death, find filmmakers Francesco Rosi and Bernardo Bertolucci and film historian Aldo Tassone discussing the work of Ferreri. Also included are interview clips with the subject.

- Theatrical trailer (2:32)

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