A Pure Formality
A Pure Formality (1994)

This eccentric Italian-French thriller centers on a police interrogation of an apparently deranged novelist suspected of murder. The film begins as mud-covered Onoff, the novelist, runs dementedly through the forest in a heavy downpour. He… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 30, 1996
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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)


Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Convincing psychological thriller that challenges us to consider the thin line between fantasy and reality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Many say that the movie is underrated, but if it's so, it's reasonable. Most of the public in general won't be able to figure out wtf the whole… More
Arash Xak
Well directed & acted & fun to watch but nothing more, The twist doesn't work well & it spoils the film's intensity & seriousness… More