The 10th Victim

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The 10th Victim (1965, Italy/France) is a Science Fiction film directed by Elio Petri

The 10th Victim

Main Details

  • Released in 1965
  • Color
  • Running time: 92 minutes
  • Production Co: C.C. Champion/Les Films Concordia
  • Distribution Co: Interfilm (1965) (Italy) (theatrical) (dubbed)/Embassy Pictures (1965) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed and subtitled) (as 'The 10th Victim')/Inter-Verleih Film-Gesellschaft (1966) (West Germany) (theatrical)/Planet Film Distributors (1966) (UK) (theatrical)/Anglo Embassy (1966) (UK) (theatrical)/Selecciones Fuster (José Fuster Candel) (1977) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Elio Petri
  • Produced by Carlo Ponti
  • Screenplay by Tonino Guerra, Giorgio Salvioni, Ennio Flaiano, Elio Petri, Mickey Knox (English dialogue) Robert Sheckley
  • Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Elsa Martinelli, Salvo Randone
  • Narrated by Jacques Herlin
  • Music by Piero Piccioni
  • Cinematography Gianni Di Venanzo
  • Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni

Plot Summary

  • In the 21st Century, where a human vs. human "Big Hunt" is used as an alternative to war, a veteran huntress agrees to kill a "victim" to get a major TV sponsorship deal, but romantic entanglements between the two complicate matters.


  • It's the 21st century and they have a licence to kill.
  • It's murderously funny!
  • The Fun Lies Dead Ahead!
  • She'd love to kill him - and kill... to love him!
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