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Illustrious Corpses (1976)

Cadaveri eccellenti (original title)
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 »

Director:

Francesco Rosi

Writers:

Francesco Rosi (screenplay), Tonino Guerra (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Ventura ... Inspector Amerigo Rogas
Tino Carraro Tino Carraro ... Chief of Police
Marcel Bozzuffi ... The lazy
Paolo Bonacelli ... Dr. Maxia
Alain Cuny ... Judge Rasto
Maria Carta ... Madame Cres
Luigi Pistilli ... Cusan
Tina Aumont ... The prostitute
Renato Salvatori ... Police commisary
Paolo Graziosi ... Galano
Anna Proclemer ... Nocio's wife
Fernando Rey ... Security Minister
Max von Sydow ... Supreme Court's President
Charles Vanel ... Procurator Varga
Carlo Tamberlani ... Archbishop
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Storyline

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]


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 February 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Context See more »

Filming Locations:

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Jeanne y Paul
Written and performed by Astor Piazzolla
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Somebody release this on DVD - please!
16 August 2009 | by enochsneedSee all my reviews

I managed to see this at a film society showing about 25 (oh, help!) years ago. I have never forgotten the air of menace and foreboding it generates as Lino Ventura (a great performance) doggedly pursues his case among the great and the good. An air of strangeness, too, such as the strange rumbling noises Ventura hears when he moves to his anonymous new apartment complex.

This is a film I would dearly love to see again but for the last quarter of a century (makes a girl think) nothing, nada, zip! I doubt whether the current controller of the Italian media will be interested in releasing a film about political conspiracy for public consumption but I wish someone would. This is a film which deserves to be seen and to be appreciated much more widely.


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