On the eve of his elevation to higher office, a chief homicide inspector (Gian Maria Volont) matter-of-factly murders his abusive mistress (Florinda Bolkan)-deliberately plants extra evidence that would implicate him-and all but dares his successors to try and obtain an arrest and conviction. Director Elio Petri's dark, politically charged procedural that received the Best Foreign Film Oscar co-stars Gianni Santuccio, Orazio Orlando. 115 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Italian Uncompressed mono; Subtitles: English; interviews; documentaries. In Italian with English subtitles.