About The Conformist/Il conformista
Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a member of the secret police in Mussolini's Fascist Italy. He and his new bride, Giulia (Stefania Sandrelli), travel to Paris for their honeymoon, where Marcello also plans to assassinate his former college professor, Luca Quadri (Enzo Tarascio), an outspoken anti-Fascist living in exile. But when Marcello meets the professor's young wife, Anna (Dominique Sanda), both his romantic and political loyalties are tested. [113 min; drama; Italian with English subtitles]
"The unsettling blend of images and ideas in this movie cannot satisfactorily be disentangled or decoded, and it's the very strangeness of Bertolucci's masterpiece that has made it so influential in cinema history." — Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
"It's easy to overlook how stark The Conformist's political and allegorical message is because it's just so damn beautiful." — Aja Romano, Vox
"The Conformist is celebrated for cinematographer Vittorio Storaro's tumbling autumn leaves, but its emotional impact involves a tumbling soul." — Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out
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