Une Pure Formalite


1h 48m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Onoff, a celebrated novelist, is accused of a murder he may or may not have committed. While a heavy rainstorm pounds the dilapidated police station, the Inspector assigned to the case tries a variety of approaches in his dogged attempt to get his suspect to confess. Sometimes he flatters the writer

Film Details

Also Known As
Pure Formality, Una Pura Formalita, pura formalità, pure formalité
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Crime
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
1994
Location
Abruzzi Mountains, Italy; Cinecitta Studios, Rome, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Onoff, a celebrated novelist, is accused of a murder he may or may not have committed. While a heavy rainstorm pounds the dilapidated police station, the Inspector assigned to the case tries a variety of approaches in his dogged attempt to get his suspect to confess. Sometimes he flatters the writer with his near encyclopedic knowledge of his work; at other times he resorts to more conventional (and brutal) methods. As the interrogation presses on through the night, the writer, with his wisdom about human nature and his abundant gifts for storytelling, proves to be an elusive subject and a worthy match. Hidden behind this unfolding cats-and-mouse game between these two personalities is a deeper mystery, with a surprising outcome that has overtones of Kafka, OUTWARD BOUND and "The Twilight Zone."

Film Details

Also Known As
Pure Formality, Una Pura Formalita, pura formalità, pure formalité
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Crime
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
1994
Location
Abruzzi Mountains, Italy; Cinecitta Studios, Rome, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States January 1995

Released in United States May 1994

Released in United States on Video January 30, 1996

Released in United States Summer May 26, 1995

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 12-23, 1994.

Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund, Norway August 26 - September 2, 1994.

Began shooting March 8, 1993.

Cinemascope

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund, Norway August 26 - September 2, 1994.)

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.)

Released in United States on Video January 30, 1996

Released in United States May 1994 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 12-23, 1994.)

Released in United States Summer May 26, 1995