TRUST NO ONE: INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION

Elio Petri

INDAGINE SU UN CITTADINO AL DI SOPRA DI OGNI SOSPETTO

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Director Elio Petri’s supremely stylish, blackly humorous exposé of endemic police corruption in Italian society boasts a magnetic performance from his regular lead Gian Maria Volontè, and was named Best Foreign Language Film at the 1971 Academy Awards.

Volontè plays a respected police inspector who, at the outset, brutally murders his mistress then investigates the scene of the crime himself. Exonerating all potential suspects, he begins to plant ever-more obvious clues to his guilt – all of which are wilfully ignored by his fearful subordinates – to prove his untouchable status.

Screening as part of the Trust No One season, May 13th to 30th at the Irish Film Institute. Click for more info. 

115 mins, Italy, 1970, Digital, Subtitled

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