6.8/10
2,500
35 user 75 critic

The 10th Victim (1965)

La decima vittima (original title)
Trailer
1:22 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Some people like violence so much, that they decide to create a club in which human hunts are organized - members being alternately hunters, and prey, until they end up dead.

Director:

Writers:

(story "The Seventh Victim"), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Assassin (1961)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Alfredo Martelli is picked up by the police in his apartment without justification. In the precinct, he slowly discovers what is the investigation about as we find out details about his life.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Micheline Presle, Cristina Gaioni
Todo modo (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Party leader and power broker Aldo Moro, holed up with his cronies and rivals at a monastic retreat where they plot their political fortunes while being led by a Jesuit cleric in spiritual cleansings.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Marcello Mastroianni, Mariangela Melato
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A leftist professor wants the truth about two men killed during a hunting party; but the mafia, the Church and corrupt politicians don't want him to learn it.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Irene Papas, Gabriele Ferzetti
Lulu the Tool (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. Although the physical handicap is not serious, the accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Mariangela Melato, Gino Pernice
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A popular painter, plagued by nightmares that he and his lover/sales agent are engaging in bizarre, ritualistic, sadistic sexual acts, seeks to escape the city and rent a house in the country.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Georges Géret
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Total, a young bank cashier, has been wondering for some time if his life, with its grey, dismal prospect, is worth living. He is aware of the illicit careers and rise to riches of many of ... See full summary »

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Flavio Bucci, Daria Nicolodi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A middle-aged plumber quits his job and questions his life after seeing somebody his own age suddenly die from a heart attack on his way to work.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Salvo Randone, Franco Sportelli, Regina Bianchi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio
Buone notizie (1979)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A disaffected media executive who spends his days watching violent programming on the six television screens in his office and his evenings is neglecting his frustrated wife at home.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Ángela Molina, Aurore Clément
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Primary school teacher Mr. Mombelli, nevertheless satisfied with his life, is driven by his wife to resign and starting a new activity. He invest all his goodwill setting up a footwear ... See full summary »

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Claire Bloom, Vito De Taranto
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After robbing a jewellery shop in Canada, two Americans arrange a meeting near the US borders in order to split the loot. One of them has an accident with his car on his way there and gets ... See full summary »

Director: Maurizio Lucidi
Stars: Eli Wallach, Ursula Andress, Fabio Testi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Mario Monicelli, Elio Petri, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Fulvia Franco, John Phillip Law
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Marcello Poletti
...
Caroline Meredith
...
Olga
Salvo Randone ...
Professor
...
Lawyer Rossi
Milo Quesada ...
Rudi
Luce Bonifassy ...
Lidia Poletti
George Wang ...
Chinese attacker
Evi Rigano ...
Victim
Walter Williams ...
Martin Tibbett
Richard Armstrong ...
Cole
Antonio Ciani
Edit

Storyline

A campy futuristic tale where people hunt one another for sport. In this film, Victim and Hunter run around Italy trying to score a kill in front of the movie crews they arranged so they could make commercials from the footage. Written by <jnight@lainet.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She'd love to kill him - and kill... to love him! See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

20 December 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The 10th Victim  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Simon Doonan, all the costumes for this film were by André Courrèges. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: A study of history confirms the validity of the Big Hunt theory: it is mankind's safety valve. And if in 1940 the Big Hunt had existed, Hitler would've been a member and we could have avoided WWII. Now all is resolved, wars are over, and the violent instincts of man can now be expressed by a single and set competition.
See more »


Soundtracks

Spiral Waltz
Written by Piero Piccioni
Lyrics by Sergio Bardotti
Performed by Mina
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
It's an Italian Sex Farce, really, but it's also a fine sci-fi and pop art fantasy
11 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The more serious you get about this movie, the more you are missing the point. It's an Italian Sex Farce, really, but it's also a fine pop art film, and a fine science-fiction romp that would be a great double feature with Blade Runner. The review "A wonderful example of 60s pop art film-making,Italian-style", by jisenhath from New York, New York USA, really nails the essence of this social-satire sci-fi.

Like the crocodile tears the sun worshippers cry for the setting sun (satire on religion, of course, though it's also close to the excesses of the 60's hippy-dippies doing nature "for real" in 65), the movie is best taken in the vapid, mondo gellato style it revels in.

From the novel by Robert Sheckley (still a great read, too), the "shocking" hunt takes a swipe at the media circus and boredom of excess, while visually reveling in it. The fashion, style and beauty of both Elsa Martinelli and Ursula Andress are a joy, while Marcello works his casual nonchalance and easy timing as the Italian sophisticate at ease with multiple meanings. That's come to pass, hasn't it, as we read from this computer on a network spanning the world. Is this a cult we are a part of? If so, don't cry, but laugh. Like this film does.

Cheesy one review says... no, cheesy is when the film attempts something and does not succeed through taste, budget or in-ineptitude. Opera is not cheesy, but it is ornate, over-the- top and hyper. So is this film. It's space opera in the operatic sense of La Scala.

It's spun gold, and a fine bookend to Marcello's 60's sex romps like Cassanova 70. (done in '65 too, a good year for vintage Marcello). Asti Spumante, anyone?


21 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?