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L'Assassino (The Assassin)
Blu-ray 
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Released within months of Fellini's La Dolce Vita and Antonioni's La Notte, Elio Petri's dazzling first feature The Assassin (L'Assassino) also stars Marcello Mastroianni, this time as dandyish thirtysomething antiques dealer Alfredo Martelli, arrested on suspicion of murdering his older, far wealthier lover Adalgisa (Micheline Presle). But as the increasingly Kafkaesque police investigation proceeds, it becomes less and less important whether Martelli actually committed the crime as his entire lifestyle is effectively put on trial. Best known for Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion and The Tenth Victim, Petri was one of the finest and yet most underrated Italian directors of the 1960s and 70s. Highly acclaimed on it's original release but unjustly neglected since, The Assassin is a remarkably assured debut from one of the cinema's sharpest chroniclers of Italian social and political realities. Petri said that he wanted to reflect the changes wrought by the early sixties, and to examine 'a new generation of upstarts who lacked any kind of moral scruple'.

Title: L'Assassino (The Assassin)
Genre: Drama-Classics, Foreign-Italian
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Micheline Presle
Director: Elio Petri
Studio: Arrow Video
Attributes: With DVD, 2PC
Release Date: 4/18/2017
Original Year: 1961
Product Type: Blu-ray
UPC: 760137983583
Item #: 1787589X

Street Date: 4/18/2017
Run Time: 97 minutes

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