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Dillinger è morto (translated title Dillinger Is Dead) is a 1969 Italian film by Marco Ferreri.

Its main character, played by Michel Piccoli, is Glauco, a bored bourgeois. Dissatisfied with his high-paying job, he spends most of his free time idle in his apartment. When he eventually rouses himself to action, the result is destructive.


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  • Chekhov's Gun: The character plays with his gun for long periods of time, eventually using it for murder.
  • Downer Ending: Played with. After the character kills both his wife and his maid, he boards a yacht and is engaged as a cook. For him the ending is not sad. So far.
  • Kill 'Em All: In the end, both of the female characters who live in the household are killed.
  • Non-Indicative Title: Dillinger is only mentioned in an old newspaper in which the revolver is wrapped. He otherwise seemingly has nothing to do with the film.
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  • Only One Name: The surnames for Glauco and Anita are not revealed.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Glauco, played by Michel Piccoli, is masculine enough but wears a pink pullover as well as a red apron when he cooks his dinner.
  • Silence Is Golden: The character mostly remains silent — however considering how this film ends, it is uncertain whether it is indeed golden.

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