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Il conformista
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Writers:
Alberto Moravia (novel)
Bernardo Bertolucci (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Bertolucci's Masterpiece about Sex and Politics [re-release]
Plot:
A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 12 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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(87 articles)
Claude Sautet: The Things of Life
 (From Variety - Film News. 15 October 2014, 11:18 AM, PDT)

Daily | Goings On | Cru, Bertolucci, July
 (From Keyframe. 29 August 2014, 5:54 AM, PDT)

The Conformist, Bertolucci's Boldest Film, Showing at Film Forum
 (From Village Voice. 26 August 2014, 9:00 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Unique, visually stunning and surreal mix of history and suspense See more (87 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Marcello Clerici (as Jean Louis Trintignant)

Stefania Sandrelli ... Giulia
Gastone Moschin ... Manganiello
Enzo Tarascio ... Professor Quadri
Fosco Giachetti ... Il colonnello
José Quaglio ... Italo

Dominique Sanda ... Anna Quadri
Pierre Clémenti ... Lino
Yvonne Sanson ... Madre di Giulia
Milly ... Madre di Marcello
Giuseppe Addobbati ... Padre di Marcello
Christian Aligny ... Raoul (as Christian Alegny)
Carlo Gaddi ... Hired Killer
Umberto Silvestri ... Hired Killer
Furio Pellerani ... Hired Killer
Luigi Antonio Guerra

Orso Maria Guerrini
Pasquale Fortunato ... Marcello bambino
Antonio Maestri ... Confessore
Alessandro Haber ... Cieco ubriaco
Massimo Sarchielli ... Cieco
Pierangelo Civera ... Franz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gianni Amico ... Allievo Prof. Quadri (uncredited)
Joel Barcellos ... Allievo Prof. Quadri (uncredited)
Christian Belegue ... Gipsy (uncredited)
Benedetto Benedetti ... Minister (uncredited)
Claudio Cappeli ... Hired Killer (uncredited)
Romano Costa ... Man opening the door (uncredited)
Marta Lado ... Marcello's Daughter (uncredited)
Giorgio Pelloni ... Allievo Prof. Quadri (uncredited)
Luciano Rossi ... (uncredited)
Gino Vagniluca ... Secretario (uncredited)

Directed by
Bernardo Bertolucci 
 
Writing credits
Alberto Moravia (novel)

Bernardo Bertolucci (screenplay)

Produced by
Giovanni Bertolucci .... executive producer
Maurizio Lodi-Fè .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
Vittorio Storaro 
 
Film Editing by
Franco Arcalli 
 
Production Design by
Ferdinando Scarfiotti 
 
Set Decoration by
Osvaldo Desideri (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Gitt Magrini 
 
Makeup Department
Franco Corridoni .... makeup artist
Rosa Luciani .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Serge LeBeau .... production manager
Aldo U. Passalacqua .... production supervisor
Mario Cotone .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Nicola Venditti .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aldo Lado .... assistant director
Alain Bonnot .... assistant director (uncredited)
Paolo Finocchi .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Nedo Azzini .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Mario Dallimonti .... sound
Franco Bassi .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Guido Giogucci .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giuseppe Alberti .... assistant camera
Enrico Umetelli .... camera operator
Alberico Novelli .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Piero Cicoletti .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Vincenzo Di Santo .... assistant editor
Giancarlo Venarucci .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Georges Delerue .... conductor
 
Other crew
Loredana Pagliaro .... production secretary
Flavia Sante Vanin .... script girl
Pietro Sassaroli .... administrator
Attilio Viti .... production secretary
Sergio Graziani .... voice dubbing: Jean-Louis Trintignant (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Dominique Sanda (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il conformista" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
111 min | 106 min (international version) (first release)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | Peru:18 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (2007 re-rating) | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (f)
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Trivia:
The song played on phonograph record at the end of the movie is "Come l'ombra," which means "Like the Shadow." It is sung by Trio Lescano, a popular singing group of the thirties.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Manganiello is driving Marcello around, the windshield wipers are on in the close shots, but off on the long shots.See more »
Quotes:
Giulia:What was Marcello like as a student?
Professor Quadri:Serious. Too serious!
Giulia:But you can't be too serious.
Professor Quadri:Really serious people are never serious.
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49 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Unique, visually stunning and surreal mix of history and suspense, 2 June 2001
Author: David Cavallo (dcavallo@nyc.rr.com) from New York, NY

Bertolucci's "Conformist" must not be missed if it shows up at your local art/independent movie theater.

Indispensable for its photography and visual style alone -- credit legendary DP Vittorio Storaro, best known for his work on The Godfather films and Apocalypse Now -- the film delivers with a ferocious punch on a remarkable number of levels.

Dense and often difficult, yet leavened with unexpectedly beautiful and humorous touches, "The Conformist" functions primarily as an indictment of Fascism and its adherents. But deeper threads run deeply through the picture; it is an examination of one man's attitudes towards the value of patriotism, love, family, marriage, sex and death, and, as has perhaps been overstated (by both the critics and perhaps the film-maker) it also explores the ramifications of homosexual repression.

Bertolucci expertly manages to weave these themes into a hypnotic, occasionally surreal experience that has served as an inspiration for countless directors.

Performances are brilliant throughout. Dominique Sanda is one of the most engaging and sensual women to ever grace the screen.

See this film, and you will simply wish to see it again.

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