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Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion - Italian Masterpiece Movie Poster

by Stefanoreves

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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Italian: Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto) is a 1970 Italian film crime drama directed by Elio Petri. It is a dramatic, psychological, black-humoured satire on corruption in high office, telling the story of a top police officer, played by Gian Maria Volonté, who kills his mistress, played by Florinda Bolkan, and then tests whether the police would charge him for this crime. During the movie, he is seen planting obvious clues while the other police officers ignore them, either intentionally or not.
Volonté performed one of his most celebrated roles as the idiosyncratic, nervous police inspector, portraying a clichéd authoritarian southern Italian police functionary.
A police inspector, passed with flying colors for the research team murders, suddenly with extreme violence kills his girlfriend. Through various flashbacks to find out why it is the honest man has done such a crime.
The film was highly regarded in its own time, winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and both the FIPRESCI Prize and the Grand Prize at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival. Also it won as Best Foreign Language Film at the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1971 and the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Mystery Screenplay.

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