Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
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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
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Its portrait of a loner and his lusts comes up frighteningly fresh, and the whole conceit would collapse without the muscular, rousing presence of Gian Maria Volonté in the central role.
A paranoid police procedural, a perverse parable about the corrupting elements of power, and a candidate for the greatest predated Patriot Act movie ever ...
A provocative political thriller that is as troubling today as when it came out in 1970. Maybe more so.
The movie survives beautifully both as an elegant thriller and as a study of the twisted infantilism that shapes the fanatic heart.
Unfettered freedom is a source of dismay to the Roman homicide detective... He wants to have limits, he simply doesn't know where they are.
Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion begins like a giallo, but soon pushes beyond even that genre's outré boundaries, playing like a fever dream.
Decades later, Petri's Italian political thriller is just as timely and provocative as it was in 1970, when it won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
Moderately engrossing parable, crime drama and character study, with rigid political undertones.
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