A Pure Formality

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A Pure Formality ★★ Una Pura Formalita; Une Pure Formalite 1994 (PG-13)

Murky psychodrama finds a disheveled man (Depardieu) winding up at an isolated police station in a nameless country (in the middle of a rainstorm, no less). The Inspector (Polanski) suspects him of a local murder, especially after he claims to be a famous writer named Onoff, yet, can remember nothing. The Inspector wants a confession and spends the night trying to exact one from his guileful suspect. French with subtitles. Film is rated at a much younger level than will possibly un derstand or enjoy it. 111m/C VHS . FR IT Gerard Depardieu, Roman Polanski, Sergio Rubini; D: Giuseppe Tornatore; W: Giuseppe Tornatore, Pascal Quignard; C: Blasco Giurato; M: Ennio Morricone.