- The 10th Victim
Infobox Film |
name = The 10th Victim
image_size = 173 px
Marcello Mastroianni Ursula Andress
Sergio Bardotti Piero Piccioni
December 1, 1965
runtime = 92 min.
language = Italian
amg_id = 1:28
imdb_id = 0059095
"The 10th Victim" (Italian title: "La decima vittima") is an Italian cult
science fiction filmdirected by Elio Petriin 1965. It is based on Robert Sheckley's 1953 short story "Seventh Victim". Sheckley later published a novelizationof the film in 1966. [cite web | author=Di Filippo, Paul | title=The 10th Victim | work= Science Fiction Weekly| url=http://www.scifi.com/sfw/screen/classic/sfw9935.html | accessdate=2007-01-06]
The film begins with a man chasing a woman through the streets whilst shooting at her. He is stopped by a policeman to be questioned but the man shows his licence to kill and the policeman allows him to continue. The scenes transfer between the pursuit and a narrator explaining the rules and justification of the attempted murder.
In the near future, big wars are avoided by giving individuals with violent tendencies a chance to kill in the Big Hunt. The Hunt is the most popular form of entertainment in the world and also attracts participants who are looking for fame and fortune. It includes ten rounds for each competitor, five as the hunter and five as the victim. The survivor of the ten rounds will become the ultimate champion.
Caroline Meredith (
Ursula Andress) is the huntress armed with a high caliber Bosch Shotgun looking for her tenth victim. Marcello Polletti ( Marcello Mastroianni) is the victim, but is reluctant to kill Meredith as he is not sure whether she really is his hunter. Killing the wrong person would get him locked up in prison for 30 years. To maximize her financial gain, Meredith wants to get a perfect kill in front of the cameras as she has negotiated a major sponsorfrom the Ming TeaCompany.
The Most Dangerous Game
Girls with guns
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