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25 October 1968 (Italy) See more »
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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, | Add synopsis »
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Bernardo Bertolucci to head Venice Jury
 (From DearCinema.com. 9 May 2013, 5:02 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)
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)

Ninetto Davoli ... Student
Vittorio Fanfoni ... Student
Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Student (as Luigi Guerra)
Giuseppe Mangano ... Student
Giancarlo Nanni ... Student
Stefano Oppedisano ... Student
Salvatore Samperi ... Student
Umberto Silva ... Student

Stefania Sandrelli ... Clara
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosemary Dexter
Gian Vittorio Baldi ... Detectiv superintendant (uncredited)
Rochelle Barbieri ... Student (uncredited)
Sandro Bernadone ... Student (uncredited)

Jed Curtis ... Traveler (uncredited)
David Grieco ... Student (uncredited)
Nicole Laguigner ... Student (uncredited)
Jean Robert Marquis ... Student (uncredited)
John Ohettplace ... Pianist (uncredited)
Sibilla Sedat ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Bernardo Bertolucci 
 
Writing credits
Bernardo Bertolucci (story and screenplay) &
Gianni Amico (story and screenplay)

Fyodor Dostoevsky  novel "The Double" (uncredited)

Produced by
Giovanni Bertolucci .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Ugo Piccone 
 
Film Editing by
Roberto Perpignani 
 
Production Design by
Francesco Tullio Altan 
 
Costume Design by
Nicoletta Sivieri 
 
Makeup Department
Marcella De Marsi .... hair stylist
Lamberto Marini .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianluigi Calderone .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Manlio Magara .... sound
Giorgio Minoprio .... boom operator
Romano Pampaloni .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giorgio Aureli .... assistant camera
Saverio Diamante .... camera operator (as Saverio Diamanti)
Marilù Parolini .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Maurizio Mangosi .... assistant editor
Giancarlo Venarucci .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor
 
Other crew
Fabio Garriba .... continuity (as Fabio Garribba)
Marcello Papaleo .... assistant unit manager
Aldo U. Passalacqua .... unit manager
Pietro Sassaroli .... cashier
Attilio Viti .... production secretary
 

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Also Known As:
"Partner." - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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A lot of fun for an experimental, revolutionary tract., 1 December 2013
Author: runamokprods from US

While the often noticed aping by Bertolucci of his hero Godard in this early film is quite true (even the film itself admits its debt to Godard right on screen), there is more here than mere imitation. Whether intentional or not I saw plenty of other influences from Bunuel, to the paintings if Rene Magritte. A loose, examination of schizophrenia; an inhibited intellectual young man spawns a separate self who is confident, aggressive and revolutionary.

While vaguely based on Dostoyevsky's "The Double", this is very much it's own story, and a hell of a lot of fun. I found Bertolucci's surreal playfulness more inviting than most of Godard's work from that period. It asks many of the same questions, and has much of the same distain for modern consumer society, (and film narrative conventions) but does it with an absurdist sense of humor that give rise to some moments that now seem as much "Monty Python" as they are French New Wave.

The most egregious Godard rip-offs can be annoying (sudden inappropriate music, etc), but they are for the most part mercifully brief. Mostly this is more influence and homage than theft, and creates a time capsule that still has relevance and interest, and pleasure in the watching. Pierre Clementi does a fine job playing the two different versions of the hero Giaccobe.

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