Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion(EM Retro)
A promising police officer kills his mistress out of anger. Being caught in a Kafkaesque nightmare, he deliberately leaves a trail of clues for his fellow inspectors to prove that he is “a citizen above suspicion”. Does the truth matter when the culprit is an unquestionable citizen of the hegemonic state apparatus? Morricone goes against the tide to experiment with anti-musical style and noise techniques and his musicians are required to improvise in the dream sequences. A combination of Italian instruments like mandolin and harmonium with the eerie sounds of electronic synthesisers creates a comical, humorous, folkloric modern tango that reflects the convoluted state of mind of the protagonist.
Grand Prize of the Jury, Cannes Film Festival
Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards
Gian Maria Volonté, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio