Dillinger  Morto (Dillinger is Dead)
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This offbeat combination of reality and fantasy finds Glauco (Michel Piccoli) returning home from his job as an industrial engineer to find his wife (Anita Pallenberg) in bed with a headache. Deciding to fix dinner for himself, he reads from a gourmet cookbook as he watches television, or listens to the radio. He runs across an old .45 caliber handgun and he cleans the weapon between attending to his culinary creation. He later goes to bed, but rises when he is restless and goes to make love with the maid (Annie Girardot), after which he examines the newly painted revolver. After shooting his… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dillinger is one of those artful endurance tests that views conventional storytelling as a sell-out. Yet the movie's also playful, droll, and unexpectedly wise within its rigorous framework."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"The titular gangster isn't the only one who's dead; according to Ferreri, it was a condition shared by everyone who bought into the late-20th-century ideal of success. They just didn't know it at the time."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"... one of those artifacts one either loves or hates, as it takes place essentially in an insomniac industrial designer's impossibly hip '60s apartment while his wife snoozes a pharmaceutically enhanced sleep"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"It comments on the empty life of the bourgeois and plays out as a bleak study in alienation."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Like an Ionesco one-act, the movie is purposely backloaded, rolling along to no apparent purpose and then climaxing with an absurd act of violence that casts a harsh white glare on the bourgeois self-indulgence that preceded it."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"seems less groundbreaking than simply intriguing as an artistic relic of a much different cinematic era"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"It's a bizarre, fascinating experience, and one that will sink a bit deeper into your psyche than you might expect."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"There are some sharp ideas tucked alongside the tedious high jinks and rank sexism of Dillinger Is Dead."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"A finely calibrated exercise in inspired lunacy."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"It's at times fascinating, a skewed commentary on consumerism and self-medicated existence, but his chauvinist entitlement leaves an ugly stain on the film..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
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