Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Bluray)
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Bluray)


$53.98 $37.79

Available: June 8, 2021



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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Elio Petri
Year: 1970
Format: Blu-ray
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Cast: Aldo Rendine, Aleka Paizi, Arturo Dominici, Florinda Bolkan, Fulvio Grimaldi, Gian Maria Volonte, Gianni Santuccio, Massimo Foschi, Orazio Orlando, Pino Patti, Salvo Randone, Sergio Tramonti, Vittorio Duse
Original Language: Italian
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 8 June 2021
Runtime (minutes):


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.

  • New 4K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Evan Calder Williams and excerpts from a 2001 book by screenwriter Ugo Pirro

    New cover by Fred Davis

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