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The Assassin
Film still from L

Mon 26.09.

  • Director

    Elio Petri

  • Italy, France / 1961
    97 min. / 35 mm / Original version with English subtitles

  • with

    Micheline Presle, Salvo Randone

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

Antique dealer Alfredo Martelli (Marcello Mastroianni) is suspected of killing his wealthy former lover (Micheline Presle). He is arrested and interrogated by Inspector Palumbo (Salvo Randone). Elio Petri uses a series of flashbacks to tell Martelli's life, sketching his various love affairs, his work, his views, his behavior. The image of a bon vivant who is guilty of inhumanity above all emerges. The film was one of the most remarkable Italian debuts of the 1960s. (hjf)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media
  • Logo des Programms NeuStart Kultur