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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion at Derby QUAD’s iD Fest

Elio Petri's Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Elio Petri’s Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

A man meets a woman in her apartment. She asks him how he will kill her tonight, he replies he will cut her throat. They make love and after, as they lay there naked, he does. He leaves fingerprints, footprints, and a thread from his tie at the scene of the crime before calling the police. He leaves the apartment, only to return several hours later as the Chief of Detectives in the Homicide division.

So begins Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion. It is a 1970 Italian political thriller about the corruption of power, in turns blackly humorous and darkly satirical, set in the ‘Years of Lead’, a period of social upheaval and extremism. It showed at Derby QUAD this weekend as part of iD Fest, which is where I saw it.

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