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A Pure Formality

A Pure Formality

Gérard Depardieu
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Cast: Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
, Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
, Sergio Rubini
Sergio Rubini
Giuseppe Tornatore

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The sweet sentimental gauze of director Giuseppe Tornatore's international hit Cinema Paradiso (1988) is nowhere to be found in this dark, Kafkaesque crime thriller that takes place, stage play-style, mostly in the confines of one room. Gerard Depardieu stars as Onoff, a famed author who has become a recluse in recent years, publishing nothing. Late one night he is picked up by police officers, who find him running across the French countryside in the rain, breathless and apparently suffering from short-term memory loss. A murder has been committed in the nearby woods, and suspecting Onoff's involvement, the authorities detain him at a leaky, dark command post to await the arrival of an inspector (Roman Polanski), ironically a fan of Onoff's work, who will interrogate his subject and try to arrive at the truth. Una Pura Formalita (1994) was produced simultaneously with Polanski's Death and the Maiden (1994), another film with a stage-bound quality featuring a long, stormy night's interrogation in a single room.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2020
UPC: 0738329243760
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG-13
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 34,279

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gérard Depardieu Onoff
Roman Polanski Inspector
Sergio Rubini Andre, the Young Policeman
Nicola di Pinto Captain
Paolo Lombardi Marshall
Tano Cimarosa Servant
Maria Rosa Spagnolo Paola
Sebastiano Filocamo Actor
Massimo Vanni Actor

Technical Credits
Giuseppe Tornatore Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Bruno Altissimi Executive Producer
Beatrice Bordone Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrea Crisanti Production Designer
Pierre Gamet Sound/Sound Designer
Giuseppe Giglietti Production Manager
Blasco Giurato Cinematographer
Vittorio Cecchi Gori Producer
Mario Cecchi Gori Producer
Jean-Louis Livi Associate Producer
Alexandre Mnouchkine Associate Producer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Pascal Quignard Screenwriter
Claudio Saraceni Executive Producer

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