I saw this filme may years ago and I still consider Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion a very peculiar movie, one of a kind, that shows its age (1970) and, at the same time, is extremely modern and original in its conception. You could say that this happen because the corruption it shows, the connection of politcs and crime still persists in all modern societies. But it is not only because of that. This comic thriller, with a brilliant and overblown acting of the great italian actor Gian Maria Volonté, is almost unparalelled in the movies: it mixes the circus, so dear to Fellini (or comedia dell arte, if you prefer), with the french grand guignol with the genre of popular brazilian comedy that we call chanchada, with kafka, cervantes and ultimately all kinds of political satire that I can remember. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion is Dino Risi's masterpiece and he is one of the great masters of the classical cinema.