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Elio Petri

Highest Rated: 100% A Quiet Place in the Country (1970)

Lowest Rated: 80% The Tenth Victim (1965)

Birthday: Jan 29, 1929

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Former critic who turned out a handful of documentaries and contributed to the scripts of several films (notably by Guiseppe De Santis) before directing his first feature in 1961. Petri used stylish visuals and a knack for finely-paced storytelling to communicate his pointed social and political satire. His best films include "The Tenth Victim" (1965), a futuristic fantasy in which men and women are trained to kill each other for sport; "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion" (1970), an Oscar-winning parable about a Fascist police chief; and "Lulu the Tool" (1972), a complex and absorbing account of a factory worker's political awakening.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good News Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Writer (Story),
Producer
- 1979
No Score Yet 100% Todo Modo Director,
Screenwriter
- 1976
No Score Yet 70% Property Is No Longer a Theft Director,
Writer
- 1973
No Score Yet 91% The Working Class Goes to Heaven Director,
Screenwriter
- 1971
100% 55% A Quiet Place in the Country Director,
Writer
- 1970
100% 95% Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Director $89.9K 1970
No Score Yet 61% We Still Kill the Old Way Director,
Writer
- 1967
80% 79% The Tenth Victim Director,
Writer
- 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Infidelity Director - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Teacher From Vigevano Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Numbered Days Director,
Screenwriter
- 1962
No Score Yet 87% The Assassin Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Year Long Road Screenwriter - 1958

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