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The 10th Victim (1965)

La decima vittima (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 20 December 1965 (USA)
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In the 21st Century, where a human vs. human "Big Hunt" is used as an alternative to war, a veteran huntress agrees to kill a "victim" to get a major TV sponsorship deal, but romantic entanglements between the two complicate matters.

Director:

Elio Petri

Writers:

Robert Sheckley (story "The Seventh Victim"), Tonino Guerra (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Marcello Poletti
Ursula Andress ... Caroline Meredith
Elsa Martinelli ... Olga
Salvo Randone ... Professor
Massimo Serato ... Lawyer Rossi
Milo Quesada ... Rudi
Luce Bonifassy ... Lidia Poletti
George Wang ... Chinese Hunter
Evi Rigano Evi Rigano ... Victim
Walter Williams Walter Williams ... Martin Tibbett
Richard Armstrong Richard Armstrong ... Cole
Antonio Ciani 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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Narrator: Why control the births when we can increase the deaths?
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Connections

Spoofed in Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Spiral Waltz
Written by Piero Piccioni
Lyrics by Sergio Bardotti
Performed by Mina
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A magnificent piece of Pop Art
16 August 2001 | by sinistre1111See all my reviews

To judge this film by "today's standards" misses the point--what are we comparing it to? Armageddon? Scream 3? This was the European 60s vision of the 'future'-- and why didn't it turn out that way? An odd, cheeky little plot mixing romance, light sci-fi and gunplay is underscored by dazzling visuals in a similar style to The Prisoner series, or Alphaville (if it were in color). Piero Piccioni's score is pure 'Jazz 2001', and is available as an import reissue. Mastroianni is charming and Ursula Andress is at her sexiest, in an array of groovy ensembles. It all depends on what you're after, but personally I wish the WORLD LOOKED like this movie and that men's and women's fashion reflected this film's 'in the future, people will dress like this' style. Anchor Bay's DVD is a great addition to the collection of any 60s/European film fan.


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Release Date:

20 December 1965 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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