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The Tenth Victim

The Tenth Victim 12 rating

Long before The Hunger Games, Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress battled it out in a televised assassination game, in Elio Petri’s cult sci-fi.

Fantasy 1965 89 mins

Director: Elio Petri

Overview

Marcello Mastroianni is the victim and Ursula Andress the hunter in Elio Petri’s sexy ‘60s sci-fi, which predates The Hunger Games, Battle Royale, et al, with its depiction of a televised assassination spectacle, The Big Hunt.

Petri’s stunning pop art production design and archly satirical tone result in a flamboyant spectacle that harbours some subversive bite alongside its undoubtedly kitsch charm.