The Conformist (Il conformista)

The Conformist (Il conformista)

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
(Italy, 1970, digital restoration, in Italian with English subtitles)
New 4K Digital Restoration

Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a member of the secret police in Mussolini’s Fascist Italy. When Marcello and his new bride (Stefania Sandrelli) travel to Paris for their honeymoon, Marcello plans to assassinate his former college professor (Enzo Tarascio), an outspoken anti-Fascist living in exile. But Marcello’s political and romantic loyalties are tested when he meets the professor’s alluring young wife (Dominique Sanda). A commentary on Fascism and beauty alike, Bernardo Bertolucci’s masterpiece The Conformist is acclaimed for its sumptuous visuals and extravagant, artful cinematography.

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The Conformist (Il conformista)

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
(Italy, 1970, 111 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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