A Pure Formality (1995)

Pure Formality
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 48mins.
Genres Thriller, Mystery
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Pietro Notarianni Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000001
Giuseppe Giglietti Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Giuseppe Tornatore From Story from original story 120870 4000003
Pascal Quignard Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Giuseppe Tornatore Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Blasco Giurato Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Giuseppe Tornatore Editor n/a 172 7000001
Beatrice Bordone Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Pierre Gamet Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Joelle Mnouchkine Dialogue Coach n/a 538 12000001
Andrea Crisanti Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Ennio Morricone Music music composer and conductor 120781 8000001
Jean-Louis Livi Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Alexandre Mnouchkine Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Paolo Lombardi Actor The Warrant Officer 1 1000005
Tano Cimarosa Actor The Old Attendant 1 1000006
Nicola DiPinto Actor The Captain 1 1000004
Sergio Rubini Actor Andre--The Young Policeman 1 1000003
Roman Polanski Actor Inspector 1 1000002
Maria Rosa Spagnolo Actor Paola 1 1000007
Giuseppe Tornatore Director n/a 2 2000001
Claudio Saranceni Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Bruno Altissimi Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Vittorio Cecchi Gori Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mario Cecchi Gori Producer n/a 3 3000001
Gérard Depardieu Actor Onoff 1 1000001
Onoff, a celebrated novelist, is accused of a murder he may or may not have committed. While a heavy rainstorm pounds the dilapidated police station, the Inspector assigned to the case tries a variety of approaches in his dogged attempt to get his suspect to confess. Sometimes he flatters the writer with his near encyclopedic knowledge of his work; at other times he resorts to more conventional (and brutal) methods. As the interrogation presses on through the night, the writer, with his wisdom about human nature and his abundant gifts for storytelling, proves to be an elusive subject and a worthy match. Hidden behind this unfolding cats-and-mouse game between these two personalities is a deeper mystery, with a surprising outcome that has overtones of Kafka, OUTWARD BOUND and "The Twilight Zone."