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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

Writers:

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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

20 December 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Simon Doonan, all the costumes for this film were by André Courrèges. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: A study of history confirms the validity of the Big Hunt theory: it is mankind's safety valve. And if in 1940 the Big Hunt had existed, Hitler would've been a member and we could have avoided WWII. Now all is resolved, wars are over, and the violent instincts of man can now be expressed by a single and set competition.
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Soundtracks

Spiral Waltz
Written by Piero Piccioni
Lyrics by Sergio Bardotti
Performed by Mina
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A hidden gem...
13 February 2001 | by carrienationsSee all my reviews

I normally don't feel compelled to write reviews for films, especially when similar views have already been presented. However, after seeing a blatantly off-base review under the title of "hopeless" for "The 10th Victim", I had to make up for it. That reviewer is obviously incapable of appreciating a film like this because it's not easily pigeonholed. It's a fun, exciting comedy, drama, and farce rolled into one... I really liked the interactions between Andress (who looks absolutely stunning in this film) and Mastroianni. An interesting concept that is well executed... after viewing it for the first time, I knew it would remain an all-time favorite of mine for life... I am thrilled that this is finally seeing the light of day on DVD (after a way-outdated VHS version that even had a photo of Andress from ten years later on the cover, instead of a proper still from the movie). I'm buying this on DVD the second it's released...

Lest I forget... the soundtrack of this film is simply amazing... Not a large amount of original music, but what a score it is... by the Italian master Piero Piccioni. Listen and love...


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