I'm looking for a black and white Italian movie that I saw a while back during an Italian film fest in Munich.
Here are the few plot details I remember:
- The story has a surreal/fantastic plot, that involves a murder happening in a movie theatre full of spectators watching a Western movie (I think).
- During the movie screening one of the spectators gets shot. The movie theatre gets put on lock-down, and spectators are interviewed individually by a team (or a single) detective(s). As the detective(s) interview key suspects, their diverse backgrounds and characters are developed.
- In an attempt to shed light onto how the crime happened, the detective(s) suggest re-enacting the movie screening. Spectators take their seats, the Western movie restarts, and at the exact time when the first murder happened, another shot is heard resulting in yet another death.
I'm not exactly sure how the plot progressed from there, but the surreal/fantastical ending involved the discovery that one of the Western movie characters had fired the shot, into the audience, thereby killing the two spectators.
Some technical details: It was an old black and white movie in Italian with English subtitles.