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Director:
Writers:
Elio Petri (story) and
Ugo Pirro (story)
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Release Date:
9 September 1970 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When you're a big man in the big city, can you get away with murder ? [UK Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime. See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 16 wins & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
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User Reviews:
very interesting movie, though a bit puzzling See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gian Maria Volontè ... Il Dottore - Former head of homicide squad

Florinda Bolkan ... Augusta Terzi
Gianni Santuccio ... Questore
Orazio Orlando ... Brigadiere Biglia
Sergio Tramonti ... Antonio Pace

Arturo Dominici ... Mangani
Aldo Rendine ... Nicola Panunzio
Massimo Foschi ... Terzi - Augusta's Husband
Aleka Paizi ... Inspector's Maid

Vittorio Duse ... Canes
Pino Patti ... Head of wire-tapping office

Salvo Randone ... Plumber
Giuseppe Licastro
Filippo De Gara ... Police Official
Fulvio Grimaldi ... Patanè - 'Paese Sera' journalist
Ugo Adinolfi ... Policeman
Franco Marletta
Giacomo Bellini
Giuseppe Terranova
Vincenzo Falanga ... Pallottella
Roberto Bonanni ... Proietti
Guido Buzzelli
Gino Usai
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gianfranco Barra ... Policeman Questioning Augusta's Husband (uncredited)
Aristide Caporale ... Man at Police Headquarters (uncredited)
Ettore Geri ... Officer Attending the Final Confession (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti ... Policeman (uncredited)
Franco Magno ... Officer Attending the Final Confession (uncredited)
Enrico Marciani ... Officer Attending the Final Confession (uncredited)
Enzo Mondino ... Officer Attending the Final Confession (uncredited)

Elio Petri ... Policeman Sleeping During Dottore's Address (uncredited)
Mario Silvestri ... Officer Attending the Final Confession (uncredited)
Alessandro Tedeschi ... Man listening to speech (uncredited)

Directed by
Elio Petri 
 
Writing credits
Elio Petri (story and screenplay) and
Ugo Pirro (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Marina Cicogna .... producer
Daniele Senatore .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Luigi Kuveiller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
 
Production Design by
Romano Cardarelli 
 
Art Direction by
Carlo Egidi 
 
Costume Design by
Angela Sammaciccia 
 
Makeup Department
Franco Corridoni .... makeup artist
Rosa Luciani .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Romano Cardarelli .... production manager
Hermes Gallippi .... production supervisor
Alfredo Petri .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Antonio Gabrielli .... assistant director
Lorenzo Magnolia .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Egidio Spugnini .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Mario Amari .... sound mixer
Mario Bramonti .... sound
Giuseppe Muratori .... boom operator (as Giuseppi Muratori)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Annunziata .... assistant camera (as Nino Annunziata)
Sergio Coletta .... head electrician
Sergio Emidi .... head camera operator
Ubaldo Terzano .... camera operator
Mario Tursi .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Adriana Olasio .... assistant editor
Andrea Gargano .... final colorist (uncredited)
Edoardo Romani .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor
 
Other crew
Armenia Balducci .... continuity
Enrico Lucherini .... press attache
Antonio Mastronardi .... financial director
Roberto Onorati .... production secretary
Matteo Spinola .... press attache
Corrado Gaipa .... voice dubbing: Salvo Randone (uncredited)
Ileana Zezza .... voice dubbing: Florinda Bolkan (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
"Ermittlungen gegen einen über jeden Verdacht erhabenen Bürger" - Switzerland (German title), West Germany
"Investigación de un ciudadano sobre toda sospecha" - Argentina (imdb display title), Uruguay (original subtitled version)
"Дело гражданина вне всяких подозрений" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Enquête sur un citoyen au-dessus de tout soupçon" - France
"Epäilyksen yläpuolella" - Finland
"Epäilysten ulkopuolella" - Finland
"Her Türlü Kuskunun Ötesinde Bir Vatandas Üstüne Sorusturma" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"Inquérito a Um Cidadão Acima de Qualquer Suspeita" - Portugal
"Investigação Sobre um Cidadão Acima de Qualquer Suspeita" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Investigación de un ciudadano libre de toda sospecha" - Peru
"Investigación sobre un ciudadano libre de toda sospecha" - Spain
"Istraga nad besprekornim građaninom" - Serbia
"Onderzoek naar een burger boven alle verdenking" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"Sledztwo w sprawie obywatela poza wszelkim podejrzeniem" - Poland
"Undersökning av en medborgare höjd över alla misstankar" - Sweden
"Undersøgelse af en borger hævet over enhver mistanke" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Vizsgálat egy minden gyanú felett álló polgár ügyében" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Yoerano pasis ypopsias" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
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Runtime:
115 min | Norway:115 min (1970)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:SOA | Finland:K-16 | Italy:VM14 (original rating) | Italy:T (re-rating) (1995) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Peru:18 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (1986) | UK:X (1971) (cut) | USA:R (certificate #22755) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
First part of the "Trilogy of Neurosis", also including La classe operaia va in paradiso (1971) and La proprietà non è più un furto (1973).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Augusta Terzi:How are you going to kill me today?
Il Dottore - Former head of homicide squad:I'm going to cut your throat.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in La cura del gorilla (2006)See more »

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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
very interesting movie, though a bit puzzling, 20 September 2005
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

When the movie starts, a man meets with his lover, and while they begin to have sex, he slits her throat. After washing in the bathroom, he's careful to leave his foot and fingerprints in conspicuous places, and places a thread from his tie under his victim's fingernails.

We then learn that he is the chief of homicide, who's been promoted to a job in political intelligence. The questions remain, why did he murder her, and why did he leave clues implicating himself?

Through flashbacks, we get some idea of what his relationship with the woman was. We also see that some other people become suspects. However, he is in charge of the investigation, and periodically presents even more evidence pointing to himself.

An unusual story. I'm not sure I understood the ending. The video I watched was dubbed in English, and subtitled in Dutch. Perhaps if there is a release of a copy in Italian with new English subtitles, it will be possible to understand the story better.

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