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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
"Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  12 February 1970 (Italy)
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A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.

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Augusta Terzi
Gianni Santuccio ...
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Orazio Orlando ...
Brigadiere Biglia
Sergio Tramonti ...
Antonio Pace
Arturo Dominici ...
Mangani
Aldo Rendine ...
Nicola Panunzio
Massimo Foschi ...
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Aleka Paizi ...
Inspector's Maid
Vittorio Duse ...
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Salvo Randone ...
Plumber
Giuseppe Licastro
Filippo De Gara ...
Fulvio Grimaldi ...
Patanè - 'Paese Sera' journalist
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A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime. Written by Damir Dukich <Damir.Dukic@snet.fer.uni-lj.si>

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When you're a big man in the big city, can you get away with murder ? [UK Theatrical]

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Ermittlungen gegen einen über jeden Verdacht erhabenen Bürger  »

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First part of the "Trilogy of Neurosis", also including Lulu the Tool (1971) and Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973). See more »

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very interesting movie, though a bit puzzling
20 September 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

When the movie starts, a man meets with his lover, and while they begin to have sex, he slits her throat. After washing in the bathroom, he's careful to leave his foot and fingerprints in conspicuous places, and places a thread from his tie under his victim's fingernails.

We then learn that he is the chief of homicide, who's been promoted to a job in political intelligence. The questions remain, why did he murder her, and why did he leave clues implicating himself?

Through flashbacks, we get some idea of what his relationship with the woman was. We also see that some other people become suspects. However, he is in charge of the investigation, and periodically presents even more evidence pointing to himself.

An unusual story. I'm not sure I understood the ending. The video I watched was dubbed in English, and subtitled in Dutch. Perhaps if there is a release of a copy in Italian with new English subtitles, it will be possible to understand the story better.


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