The 10th Victim

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The 10th Victim (1965)

92 min - Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller - 2 December 1965
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In the near future, big wars are avoided by giving individuals with violent tendencies a chance to kill in the Big Hunt. The Hunt is the most popular form of entertainment in the world and also attracts participants who are looking for fame and fortune. It includes ten rounds for each competitor, five as the hunter and five as the victim.

Director:  Elio Petri
Writers:  Ennio Flaiano, Tonino Guerra, Giorgio Salvioni, Elio Petri

Storyline

In the near future, big wars are avoided by giving individuals with violent tendencies a chance to kill in the Big Hunt. The Hunt is the most popular form of entertainment in the world and also attracts participants who are looking for fame and fortune. It includes ten rounds for each competitor, five as the hunter and five as the victim.


Collections: Elio Petri

Tagline: It's the 21st century and they have a licence to kill.

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Country:   Italy France
Language:  Italian
Release Date:  2 December 1965

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Runtime:  1 h 32 min

In the near future, big wars are avoided by giving individuals with violent tendencies a chance to kill in the Big Hunt.

The 10th Victim is a 1965 Italian international co-production science fiction film directed by Elio Petri and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress, and featuring Elsa Martinelli in a supporting role. The picture is based on Robert Sheckley’s 1953 short story “Seventh Victim”. It depicts a government-endorsed, televised Big Hunt, featuring contestants from around the world acting as “hunters” and “victims”; when Marcello Poletti and Caroline Meredith, the game’s two top assassins, are pitted against each other, they find that love is the most dangerous game of all. Sheckley later published a novelization of the film in 1966, and two sequels (Victim Prime and Hunter/Victim) in 1987 and 1988, respectively. In the United States, the film was theatrically released by Joseph E. Levine’s Embassy Pictures.

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