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Release Date:
11 December 1969 (Hungary) See more »
Back home, Glauco, an industrial designer, finds his wife in bed with a serious headache. She has left... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michel Piccoli ... Glauco

Anita Pallenberg ... Ginette
Gino Lavagetto ... Marinaio (as Gigi Lavagetto)
Mario Jannilli ... Capitano

Carole André ... Proprietaria del battello

Annie Girardot ... Sabine
Adriano Aprà ... Cinema critic
Carla Petrillo

Directed by
Marco Ferreri 
Writing credits
Marco Ferreri (story)

Marco Ferreri (screenplay) and
Sergio Bazzini (screenplay)

Produced by
Ever Haggiag .... producer
Alfred Levy .... producer
Original Music by
Teo Usuelli 
Cinematography by
Mario Vulpiani 
Film Editing by
Mirella Mercio 
Production Design by
Nicola Tamburo  (as Nicola Tamburro)
Makeup Department
Rossano Caporicci .... hair stylist
Production Management
Sergio Giussani .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arturo Caravati .... assistant director
Art Department
Luciana Vedovelli Levi .... set dresser
Sound Department
Carlo Diotallevi .... sound
Visual Effects by
Silvio Braconi .... visual effects
Aldo Frollini .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Giorgio Urbinelli .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Giuliana Trippa .... assistant editor
Other crew
Sergio Giussani .... production secretary
Maria Perego .... puppeteer

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Also Known As:
"Dillinger è morto" - Italy (original title)
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90 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Italy:VM14 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:16

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Glauco's wife is played by Italian model and Rolling Stones groupie Anita Pallenberg, at the time former girlfriend of painter Mario Schifano and partner of Keith Richards.See more »
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References Satellite (1968)See more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
They Shoot Movies, Don't They?, 1 July 2016
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

Wealthy, middle-aged gas-mask maker Michel Piccoli (as Glauco) arrives home late from work and finds his beautiful blonde wife in bed with a headache. While she blows kisses to her goldfish, Mr. Piccoli rejects the dinner she left and decides to make a hot gourmet meal. Gathering ingredients, Mr. Piccoli opens a closet door and some poorly-stacked newspapers fall out onto the floor. Restacking the items, Piccoli finds an unexpected object wrapped in a newspaper containing an article on the death of 1930s US gangster John Dillinger. This is where director Marco Ferreri derives "Dillinger Is Dead" as a title. Piccoli is intrigued by his newspaper discovery and it ends up changing his life...

Mr. Ferreri and Piccoli appear to be having fun with this arty film. They may have been having a little too much fun. It starts out with some rather explicit references to a theme. You could call it "the alienation of modern man," and Ferreri does appear to be naming that as his thesis. Later, it veers perilously close to a mid-life crisis. The protagonist is difficult to identify with; possibly, he's too bourgeois. Some scenes move as slow as molasses or, as you'll see, honey. A "finger dance" segment enlivens an otherwise dull portion; it's pointless, but that's what fingers do. This viewer narrowed it down to two options for Glauco, considering his discovery. Not sure he made the best choice.

****** Dillinger Is Dead (1/23/1969) Marco Ferreri ~ Michel Piccoli, Annie Girardot, Anita Pallenberg, Gino Lavagetto

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