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Subject: Total is a bank employee who lives with his old father. He despises money, to which his skin is highly allergic, and loathes those who pile up money through theft or business.
Total sees in the person of a butcher who has made a fortune the symbol of financial hoarding.The bank employee decides to persecute the butcher,a and he begins, day after day, to steal something from him, his hat his knife,and, finally, his mistress.
The tradesman discovers the guilty party and tries to bribe him by offering him huge sums of money.Total does not give in and even sets up a partnership with a professional thief to take over the possessions of the wealthy. The butcher is tired of being persecuted and considers he has no option but to kill Total off.


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1973
LA proprieta’ non e’ piu’ un furto
Unreleased in English countries
Director: Elio Petri
Story and Screenplay by:Elio Petri, Ugo Pirro
Assistant Director: Rinaldo Ricci
Director of Photography: Luigi kuveiller (Eastmancolor-Technospes)
Cameraman: Ubaldo Terzano
Art Director and Custome Designer: Gianni Polidori
Decorator: Massimo Tavazzi
Sound: Mario Bramonti
Editing: Ruggero Mastroianni
Music by: Ennio Morricone
Music Conducted by: Bruno Nicolai
Production: Claudio Mancini for Quasars Film Company ( Rome), Labrador Film (Paris)
Executive Producer: Franco Committeri.
Cast: Ugo Tognazzi the Butcher), Flavio Bucci (Total), Daria Nicolodi (Anita), Salvo Randone ( Total’s Father), Mario Scaccia(Alessandro Marzo,”Albertone”), Orazio Orlando(Police Officer Pirelli), Julien Guiomar(the Bank Director).

A painting by Lorenzo Vespignani is the background for the film’s titles.