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Illustrious Corpses (1976)
"Cadaveri eccellenti" (original title)

PG  |   |  Crime, Thriller, Mystery  |  12 February 1976 (Italy)
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A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian ... See full summary »

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Inspector Amerigo Rogas
Tino Carraro ...
Chief of Police
Marcel Bozzuffi ...
The lazy
Paolo Bonacelli ...
Dr. Maxia
Alain Cuny ...
Judge Rasto
Maria Carta ...
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Cusan
Tina Aumont ...
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Galano
Anna Proclemer ...
Nocio's wife
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Security Minister
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Supreme Court's president
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Procurator Varga
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Archbishop
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A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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It was an unusual investigation, undoubtedly they were - "unusual bodies" [Theatrical Australia]


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one of my favorite conspiracy thrillers to come out of Italy in the 1970's.
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Francesco Rosi helms this elegant and wonderfully stylish paranoiac thriller that concerns the investigations of Inspector Rogas(Lino Ventura) as he unearths some dark truths in this particularly confounding case.Various high profile judges are being assassinated by a mysterious sniper; are these the crazed retributions of a lone vengeance-seeking individual with a murderous grudge against these aging magistrates; or is this a vile political conspiracy of far reaching consequence? The labyrinthine plot is handled magnificently by Rossi, and one couldn't ask for a finer protagonist in the enigmatic, crumpled form of the wonderful Lino Ventura; a sterling performer whose magnificent CV boasts some star turns in many of France's finest crime epics, including some of the very best of Jean-Pierre Melville, but his dogged interpretations of Inspector Rogas might be one of his most endearing and robust performances I have ever seen. 'Cadaveri Eccellenti' (1976) is Italian cinema of the highest calibre and alongside Damiani's epic 'How To Kill a Judge' (1974) is one of my favorite conspiracy thrillers to come out of Italy in the 1970's.


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