As a metaphor for the counterculture of its time, it's a little over the top, a little too self-aggrandizing, As a broader metaphor for the conflict between the soullessness of state/economy/power and basic humanity and compassion, it works well, using its paranoid dystopian atmosphere and classical Greek roots to suggest that this is was and always will be unless. At times, Cavani even seems to be having fun with this, extending a chase sequence well beyond reasonable limits while dressing her protagonists up in the costumes of power. If it were playing "Yakety Sax" at the time, it'd make the film perfect, but alas. It's not even played for levity; it just seems clear that the message is being crafted with some relish in those moments.
March count: 8/30
52 Project: 17/52