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Elio Petri

A Quiet Place in the Country

Un tranquillo posto di campagna/A Quiet Place in the Country

Between 1961 and 1968, Elio Petri established himself as one of the most distinctive voices of Italian post-neo-realist cinema. His 1961 feature debut L’Assassino is

Property is No Longer a Theft

Property is No Longer a Theft

In his later years Elio Petri’s sardonic sense of humour appears to have allowed him to savour the irony of having been perhaps the only



Among the great wave of film debuts in the late 1950s and early 1960s, that of Rome-born director Elio Petri is often overshadowed by those

La decima vittima2

La decima vittima

In the early to mid 1960s, the Italian cinema was going through a sort of renaissance, as it not only produced important films by such

Todo Modo

Todo modo

Beginning with the socially-committed films of neo-realism, postwar Italian cinema became, perhaps even more than Italian postwar literature, a form that inherently tended to reflect

I giorni contati

I giorni contati

Although Elio Petri’s second film, I giorni contati (1962), has all the characteristics of the director’s debut feature, L’assassino (1961), it was written (with Tonino Guerra)

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Elio Petri’s death in 1982 at the age of only 53 robbed Italy, and the world, of one of the most eclectic and audacious directors

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