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

Its character played by Michel Piccoli is a bored bourgeois Glauco dissatisfied with his high-payed job who in his free time mostly idles around his appartment during the most running time of the film. Then in the end he starts to act and it does not lead to anything good.

This movie is a perfect choice as the second item for the double feature with I pugni in tasca.


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  • Chekhov's Gun: The character plays with his gun for long periods of time. It should definitely mean something...
  • Downer Ending: Played with After the character kills both his wife and his maid he boards the yacht and is engaged as a cook. For him the ending is not sad. so far
  • Kill ’Em All: In the end both other female characters who live in the household are killed.
  • Karma Houdini: Implied in-universe though it is absolutely certain that the police will suspect Glauco of the double murder of his wife and the maid
  • Non-Indicative Title: Dillinger is only mentioned in an old newspaper in which the revolver is wrapped.
  • Only One Name: For Glauco and Anita
  • 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.
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  • 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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