Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
A potent study of power as pathology.
The movie survives beautifully both as an elegant thriller and as a study of the twisted infantilism that shapes the fanatic heart.
A provocative political thriller that is as troubling today as when it came out in 1970. Maybe more so.
A paranoid police procedural, a perverse parable about the corrupting elements of power, and a candidate for the greatest predated Patriot Act movie ever ...