Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto / Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) 2 x DVD9, Blu-Ray Criterion Collection
In the very first scene "The Chief" (Gian Maria Volonte) stops off at the apartment of his girlfriend Augusta Terzi (Florinda Bolkan), engages in a kinky role-playing game of killer and victim, and then murders her. He purposely leaves an abundance of clues before exiting, and allows a neighbor to see him. As it turns out, The Chief has just been promoted to run the Security division, in charge of political crimes. He intimidates his subordinates and serves notice on his former confederates that he now expects them to treat him like a feudal lord. The Chief starts his new job with a frightening speech that outlines his department's new commitment to root out Red subversives and other political threats. He also visits the secret file room and wiretapping department in the basement of police headquarters. The Chief retains charge of the Terzi case, taking perverse pleasure in the fact that no matter what the evidence, nobody thinks to consider him a suspect. The man revels in his position of power, holding himself entirely above the law...

Director: Elio Petri
Cast: Gian Maria Volonte, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio
Country: Italy
Genre: Crime, Drama

• Archival interview with director Elio Petri, conducted by critic and filmmaker Alexandre Astruc (14:32)
• Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker (2005), a ninety-minute documentary on the director’s career, featuring interviews with friends, collaborators, and filmmakers (1:19:51)
• New interview with film scholar Camilla Zamboni (24:34)
• Investigation of a Citizen Named Volonte (2008), a fifty-minute documentary about actor Gian Maria Volonte (54:46)
• Music in His Blood, an interview with composer Ennio Morricone from 2010, conducted by film critic Fabio Ferzetti (19:20)
• Trailers (6:12)
• One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:55:21 | 7.83 Gb + 7.52 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:55:33 | 44.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English

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