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The 10th Victim (1965)

La decima vittima (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 20 December 1965 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Elio Petri

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Robert Sheckley (story "The Seventh Victim"), Tonino Guerra (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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 Luce Bonifassy ... Lidia Poletti
George Wang ... Chinese attacker
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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The Fun Lies Dead Ahead! See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

20 December 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 10th Victim See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Kim Novak auditioned for the female lead. See more »

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Narrator: Why control the births when we can increase the deaths?
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Spiral Waltz
Written by Piero Piccioni
Lyrics by Sergio Bardotti
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Funny and Entertaining
6 November 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the near future, violence is controlled in societies avoiding wars. Killing is allowed to violent individuals in a game called Big Hunt where the participants are alternatively Hunter or Victim. The winner of each round is awarded with a prize and the survivor after ten rounds, wins one million dollar award (in 1965).

When the American huntress Caroline Meredith (Ursula Andress) completes her ninth round, she comes to Rome to kill her tenth victim. She negotiates with the sponsor Ming Tea Company to kill his victim in front of the cameras. The cynical Marcello Poletti (Marcello Mastroianni) is her target and has just succeeded in his marriage annulment with Lidia (Luce Bonifassy) but has not disclosed to his lover Olga (Elsa Martinelli). Marcello suspects that Caroline is his hunter, but is not sure; further he falls in love with her and he is reluctant to kill her.

"La decima vittima" is a funny and entertaining comedy with a silly but cult story. The sexy Ursula Andress is in the top of her beauty and shows a perfect chemistry with Marcello Mastroianni. In the end, the viewer has 92 minutes of fun. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Décima Vítima" (The Tenth Victim")


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