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Un tranquillo posto di campagna

Elio Petri Italy, 1968

En Sangers Bøn (Philippe)'s rating of the film A Quiet Place in the Country

A long travel in the personal hell of a misunderstood artist. Decadence and the devil-ish side of art market are here favorite themes. Elio Petri orchestrates the whole thing masterfully. About the form it is slightly erratic, experimental but it does not lack of originality, especially for this kind of tense, nervous film. The free-form contemporary ensemble used for the soundtrack emphasizes the eerie facet.