R | | Crime, Drama
A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
First part of the "Trilogy of Neurosis", also including Lulu the Tool (1971) and Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973).
How are you going to kill me today?
Il Dottore - Former head of homicide squad: I'm going to cut your throat.
The subtitled American version distributed by Columbia has slight differences in the credits. The Italian version opens with blank white-on-black credits (as many other Petri films do). The American version projects the credits onto the opening scene with the Dottore walking around the street. Both the opening and the closing credits (including the film's title and the Kafka quotation) are translated to English as well.