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Partner (1968)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 October 1968 (Italy)
Bernardo Bertolucci, along with co-scenarist Gianni Amico, used Dostoievski's 1846, pre-imprisonment novella The Double: A Petersburg Poem, which they moved to Italy and updated to the pro-Vietcong student-protest present,

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Pierre Clémenti ...
Giacobbe I and II
Tina Aumont ...
Salesgirl
Sergio Tofano ...
Professor Petrushka
Giulio Cesare Castello ...
Professor Mozzoni
Romano Costa ...
Clara's father
Antonio Maestri ...
Professor 'Tre Zampe'
Mario Venturini ...
Professor
Alessandro Cane ...
Student
Gianpaolo Capovilla ...
Student (as Gian Paolo Capovilla)
...
Student
Vittorio Fanfoni ...
Student
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...
Student (as Luigi Guerra)
Giuseppe Mangano ...
Student
Giancarlo Nanni ...
Student
Stefano Oppedisano ...
Student
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Bernardo Bertolucci, along with co-scenarist Gianni Amico, used Dostoievski's 1846, pre-imprisonment novella The Double: A Petersburg Poem, which they moved to Italy and updated to the pro-Vietcong student-protest present,

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Now on DVD from No Shame
14 December 2008 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Bertolucci was heavily indebted to Godard and the other French New Wave directors in his sophomore feature, Before the Revolution. His third feature, Partner, has him follow Godard into his fin de cinema. Partner is a purely experimental film with little narrative. It's definitely a turn for the worst for Bertolucci. Thankfully he was drawn back into narrative cinema with his fourth film, The Conformist. Partner is worth seeing for fans of the director and New Wave enthusiasts. It has some interesting points. The minimal plot of the film has Pierre Clémenti playing a man with split personalities. Most of the rest of it is made up of random vignettes. Some are amusing, some are annoying. Some are just plain boring. Unfortunately, there just aren't enough amusing ones to make it an easy watch. Clémenti is excellent, and Bertolucci lives up to his reputation as one of the cinema's greatest visual minds. Stefania Sandrelli, who would go on to star in The Conformist, appears briefly with curly blonde hair. She doesn't do much, but she's gorgeous.


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