A bank cashier, who's allergic to banknotes, quits his job after an armed robbery. He decides to start a new life, as a thief. He starts by targeting a popular former client, a butcher. But being a neurotic Marxist has its drawbacks.
Total, a young bank cashier, has been wondering for some time if his life, with its grey, dismal prospect, is worth living. He is aware of the illicit careers and rise to riches of many of his clients. He decide to start a new life : new clothes, new cars, new women. His "new look" begins discreetly, a few small robberies in supermarkets, progressing to more important fraud.
Property is No Longer a Theft' (1973) is a darkly comedic assault on bourgeoisie sensibilities!
In this final installment of "the neurosis' trilogy", hugely respected Italian director, Elio Petri's stunning satire 'Property is No Longer a Theft' (1973) is a darkly comedic assault on bourgeoisie sensibilities that sadly seems more than a little relevant 40 years on, and is thoroughly deserving of the lavishly restored, absolutely essential Arrow Academy Bluray, which lavishly presents the exceptionally intelligent 'Property is No Longer a Theft' in so gloriously a vivid fashion as to highlight the uncommon perspicacity of the timeless premise! Flawless performances from the immaculate cast of Italian screen icons: Ugo Tognazzi, Flavio Bucci and Daria Nocolodi, a firebrand, remarkably literate script, visually inventive filmmaking by iconoclast Petri, and, lastly, but by no means beastly, the impeccable Morricone score is yet another sublime triumph from the unrivaled musical maestro! Now happily rescued from the ignominy of cinematic redundancy, Petri's wholly enigmatic thriller resolutely retains its considerable power to delight all those who have the good fortune to see track it down.
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