A professor investigates the killing of two men during a hunting trip and becomes fascinated by one of the widows of the victims. As he gets closer to the truth and discovers not only mafia, corrupt police but also church connections, the reality indicates that there can only be one end for the professor.
Director: Elio Petri. AKA We Still Kill the Old Way
Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Irene Papas, Gabriele Ferzetti, Salvo Randone, Luigi Pistilli, Laura Nucci, Mario Scaccia, Luciana Scalise, Leopoldo Trieste, Giovanni Pallavicino, Luciana Scalise, Orio Cannarozzo, Anna Rivero, Franco Tranchina.
1967 Cannes Film Festival – Winner Best Screenplay.
1967 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
Two Francesco Rosi’s the same day, couldn’t ask for a better start to the week.
Oops, I meant a Rosi and a Petri! Italian political thriller masters par excellance!
Two Gian Maria Volonté’s in the same day.
amazing. also amazing these two movies are not more widely available
Riveting film! Thank you Jon!
This could have been a much better film were it not for that awful score by Bacalov. No wonder Petri sought out Morricone for his next few films. Bacalov’s score is so distracting: bad muzak drowning the theme of the film.