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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 Glauco kills his wife, he boards a yacht and is engaged as a cook. For him the ending is not sad. So far.
  • Karma Houdini: Implied in-universe though it is absolutely certain that the police will suspect Glauco of the murder of his wife.
  • Manchild: Glauco definitely has shades of this.
  • 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 (if of the Manchild variety) but wears a pink pullover as well as a red apron when he cooks his dinner.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Played very straight as the character finds the old revolver and is fascinated with the gun.
  • 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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