Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Edition no. 682

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Licensor
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Directed by: Elio Petri
The provocative Italian filmmaker Elio Petri’s most internationally acclaimed work is this remarkable, visceral, Oscar-winning thriller. Petri maintains a tricky balance between absurdity and realism in telling the Kafkaesque tale of a Roman police inspector (a commanding Gian Maria Volonté) investigating a heinous crime—which he himself committed. Both a compelling character study and a disturbing commentary on the draconian government crackdowns in Italy in the late 1960s and early ’70s, Petri’s kinetic portrait of surreal bureaucracy is a perversely pleasurable rendering of controlled chaos.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray/DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 , 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)
Audio: Italian 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , Italian 1.0 PCM Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1/A
Discs: 3 Discs |  DVD-9/BD-50

Supplements

  • Archival interview with director Elio Petri, conducted by critic and filmmaker Alexandre Astruc
  • Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker (2005), a ninety-minute documentary on the director’s career, featuring interviews with friends, collaborators, and filmmakers
  • New interview with film scholar Camilla Zamboni
  • Investigation of a Citizen Named Volonté (2008), a fifty-minute documentary about actor Gian Maria Volonté
  • Music in His Blood, an interview with composer Ennio Morricone from 2010, conducted by film critic Fabio Ferzetti
  • Trailers
  • A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Evan Calder Williams and excerpts from a 2001 book by screenwriter Ugo Pirro

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