Cadaveri eccellenti (1976) AKA Illustrious Corpses


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.

Director: Francesco Rosi. AKA Illustrious Corpses
Stars: Lino Ventura, Tino Carraro, Marcel Bozzuffi, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Maria Carta, Luigi Pistilli, Tina Aumont, Renato Salvatori, Paolo Graziosi, Anna Proclemer, Fernando Rey, Max von Sydow, Charles Vanel, Carlo Tamberlani, Corrado Gaipa, Enrico Ragusa, Claudio Nicastro.

1976 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo.


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  1. April 7, 2020

    Many thanks, I knew you’d come thru with a good copy! Brilliant movie.

  2. Nenslo
    April 12, 2020

    The locations, sets and art really make this. It’s a slow, quiet intellectual exercise with no foot chases or shootouts, but every scene is in some amazing place. Very cynical, capturing the spirit of the times with precision.

  3. Girolamo Landolfi
    February 4, 2022

    This movie is in the France category, but it is not French, it’s Italian.

    • Jon W.
      February 5, 2022

      It’s a co-production between France and Italy so it’s tagged in both countries, categories are for countries of production of films not language.

  4. Mark
    May 14, 2022

    A masterpiece!

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