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Elio Petri Edition

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  • Das verfluchte Haus: A popular painter, plagued by nightmares that he and his lover/sales agent are engaging in bizarre, ritualistic, sadistic sexual acts, seeks to escape the city and rent a house in the country.
  • Zwei Särge auf Bestellung: A professor's investigation into the murders of two town figures leads him to a diary implicating the Mafia.
  • Die Arbeiterklasse kommt ins Paradies: When Lulù, a factory worker, realizes that he is a cog in the great capitalist machine of industry, he struggles to make sense of the world around him.


  • Title from container.
  • Zwei Särge auf Bestellung: loosely based on the novel by Leonardo Sciascia.
  • Special features on film discs: photo galleries and trailers ; special features on bonus disc: Elio Petri: ...appunti su un autore, a documentary with Ennio Morricone, Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Altman, Franco Nero, Marcello Mastroianni and Vanessa Redgrave (84 min.); featurettes: 16 Jahre mit Elio Petri (ca. 58 min.), Elio und die Malerei, Ein "amerikanischer" regisseur, Ein zensierter Film, Der Quadratschädel, Die letzte Periode.
  • DVD; PAL; region 2; 1.85:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital 2.0.
  • Das verfluchte Haus: German, English and Italian soundtracks with optional subtitles in German and English ; Zwei Särge auf Bestellung: German and Italian soundtracks with optional subtitles in German and English ; Die Arbeiterklasse kommt ins Paradies: German and Italian soundtracks with optional subtitles in German.


  • A quiet place in the country = Tranquillo posto di campagna = Das verfluchte Haus / an Alberto Grimaldi production ; screenplay and dialogue by Luciano Vincenzoni and Elio Petri ; directed by Elio Petri ; produced by Alberto Grimaldi ; a co-production: PEA, Produzioni Europee Associate [and] Les Productions Artistes Accocies (1968 ; 102 min.) ; A ciascuno il suo = Zwei Särge auf Bestellung / un film di Elio Petri ; prodotto dalla Cemofilm ; sceneggiatura di Elio Petri e Ugo Pirro ; produttore, Giuseppe Zaccariello ; regia di Elio Petri (1967 ; 90 min.) ; La classe operaia va in paradiso = Die Arbeiterklasse kommt ins Paradies / un film di Elio Petri ; soggetto e sceneggiatura, Elio Petri, Ugo Pirro ; una produzione Euro International Films ; regia di Elio Petri (1971 ; 111 min.)
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