We Still Kill The Old Way (A Ciascuno Il Suo)

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(out of 5)


One of the highlights of Elio Petri’s long, distinguished career is this wonderful political thriller.   is excellent as a leftist professor who returns to his Sicilian hometown and stumbles upon the murder of two important men during a hunting party. His investigation takes him as far as corrupt politicians and church leaders, as well as notable mafiosi, all of them trying but never convincing him well enough that he is playing with dangerous fire.   is stunning as a woman close to the prime suspect who helps our protagonist in his quest to find the truth about the real events. Engrossing and politically turbulent, this film shows what little wonder it was that Petri was kicked out of Italy: neither church nor state emerge from the story unscathed, and Petri’s true opinion of them shines quite clear in the film’s tongue-in-cheek ending. Seeing as it is almost impossible to find, consider yourself lucky should you manage to get your hands on a copy of this marvelous work.


Cemo Film

Italy, 1967

Directed by

Screenplay by Elio Petri, , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1967


Cannes Film Festival Award
Best Screenplay (Elio Petri)

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