The Assassin (1961 film)

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The Assassin
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Film poster
Directed by Elio Petri
Produced by Franco Cristaldi
Written by Pasquale Festa Campanile
Massimo Franciosa
Tonino Guerra
Elio Petri
Starring Marcello Mastroianni
Music by Piero Piccioni
Cinematography Carlo Di Palma
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Release date
  • 27 March 1961 (1961-03-27)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Assassin (Italian: L'assassino) is a 1961 Italian crime film directed by Elio Petri.[1] It is the feature film debut of Petri. It was entered into the 11th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]


Alfredo Martelli is picked up by the police with no justification. At the precinct, Martelli slowly discovers what the investigation is all about, he is the main suspect in the killing of his wealthy lover.



  1. ^ "The Complete Index To World Film: The Assassin". Retrieved 22 March 2009. 
  2. ^ " Awards for The Assassin". Retrieved 22 January 2010. 

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