The Tenth Victim

(La decima vittima)

Italy 1965. Dir Elio Petri.

With Ursula Andres, Marcello Mastroianni. 92 min.

In a distant 21st century where the world lusts for violence, an international organisation called “The Big Hunt” has legalised murder. Things get heated when the game’s top players become Victim and Hunter. Marcello Mastroianni stars as a blond-haired, sun-glassed impassive Victim and Ursula Andress as his beautiful Amazonian Hunter in what can only be described as an über-cool Italian ’60s pop art sci-fi comedy extravaganza, complete with an exciting electronic musical score and comic book architecture. In the midst of the action, the film is also a fashion show of ultra-modern geometric garments à la André Courrèges.