• A Pure Formality (1994)

A Pure Formality

Release Date: 1994

PG-13 |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Onoff (Gérard Depardieu) is a once-famous French writer who has remained out of the public eye in recent years, but when the police spot him running in the rain in the general vicinity of a murder site, they take him into custody for questioning. Confronted by the inspector (Roman Polanski), Onoff claims that he has no recollection of the evening's events, resulting in a back-and-forth between the two men that may or may not result in the uncovering of the truth.

Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski, Sergio Rubini, Nicola Di Pinto, Paolo Lombardi, Gaetano Cimarosa, Maria Rosa Spagnolo, Alberto Sironi

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinema

Keywords: Police station, France, Police officer, Mystery, 1990s, Intense, Quest, Dark, Rivalry