Il commissario Pepe (Police Chief Pepe). 1969. Italy. Directed by Ettore Scola. Screenplay by Ruggero Maccari, Scola, Ugo Facco De Lagarda. With Ugo Tognazzi, Silvia Dionisio, Tano Cimarosa. In Italian; English subtitles. 107 min.
In this fond homage to Simenon by Ettore Scola, the writer-director of A Special Day and We All Loved Each Other So Much, police commissioner Pepe (Tognazzi) uncovers, through a series of poison pen letters, the sordid sexual doings of his small Veneto town.
Digital restoration from Luce Cinecittà; courtesy True Colors.