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The 10th Victim (1965)

La decima vittima (original title)
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Some people like violence so much, that they decide to create a club in which human hunts are organized - members being alternately hunters, and prey, until they end up dead.

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Marcello Poletti
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Caroline Meredith
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Olga
Salvo Randone ...
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Massimo Serato ...
Lawyer Rossi
Milo Quesada ...
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Luce Bonifassy ...
Lidia Poletti
George Wang ...
Chinese attacker
Evi Rigano ...
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Walter Williams ...
Martin Tibbett
Richard Armstrong ...
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Antonio Ciani
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A campy futuristic tale where people hunt one another for sport. In this film, Victim and Hunter run around Italy trying to score a kill in front of the movie crews they arranged so they could make commercials from the footage. Written by <jnight@lainet.com>

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It's the 21st century and they have a licence to kill. See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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20 December 1965 (USA)  »

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The 10th Victim  »

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Sue Lyon was briefly in the running for female lead after Ann-Margret passed but before Ursula Andress was cast. See more »

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Narrator: One enemy a day keeps the doctor away.
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A wonderful example of 60s pop art filmmaking,Italian-style.
3 June 2000 | by (New York, New York USA) – See all my reviews

As a wonderful example of 60s pop art filmmaking, Elio Petri has taken many of the decade's most popular culture crazes (the Bond films, Courreges fashions, discotheque jazz, etc.) and used them with great success to give a plausible look to a highly improbable (in 1965!) future world. Petri's digs at Mad Ave advertising and humanity's relentless pursuit of fame and money (no matter the price) are on-target, and his delight in mocking societal idiosyncrasies (the sun worshipers) is priceless. However, at the heart of The Tenth Victim is the old-fashioned battle-of-the-sexes plot (still very popular in the mid-60s), and yet Petri has the upper hand by his spoofing of the romantic-comedy genre and giving us instead a deliciously amusing trifle that is fun to watch for its joking attitude towards everything it depicts, including Marcello and Ursula! To one reviewer who found it outdated, it must be remembered that this film was made 35 years ago and so it naturally has nothing to do with today's standards - and why should it? That's like dismissing Griffith's Intolerance because it's a silent film!


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