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States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s

Don't Torture a Duckling

(Non si sevizia un paperino)

Dir: Lucio Fulci, 1972, Italy, 102 mins, Cert: 18

Sun 12 November // 18:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

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A great example of the ways in which a popular form, here the giallo style of violent thriller, can be used to critique institutions. In Lucio Fulci’s film, a series of murders of young boys takes place in a rural village where suspicion falls on those resident’s different and considered outsiders. Rumour has it that Fulci was blacklisted due to his critical representation of Italy’s powerful social institutions.


Doors open 30 minutes before film start time.

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Part of States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s, a touring season presented by HOME, Manchester. Programme curated by Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford and Senior Visiting Curator: Film at HOME, produced by Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Film Programme Manager, and coordinated by Jessie Gibbs, HOME Film Team. Presented with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

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