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The Conformist ()

Il conformista (original title)
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A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 7 nominations.
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Marcello Clerici (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
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Giulia
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Manganiello
Enzo Tarascio ...
Professor Quadri
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Il colonnello
José Quaglio ...
Italo
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Madre di Giulia
Milly ...
Madre di Marcello
Antonio Maestri ...
Confessore
Alessandro Haber ...
Cieco ubriaco
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Biondo cieco
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Cieco
Pierangelo Civera ...
Franz
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Padre di Marcello
Christian Aligny ...
Raoul (as Cristian Alegny)
Carlo Gaddi ...
Hired Killer
Umberto Silvestri ...
Hired Killer
Furio Pellerani ...
Hired Killer
Luigi Antonio Guerra
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Marcello bambino
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Lino
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Anna Quadri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gianni Amico ...
Allievo Prof. Quadri (uncredited)
Joel Barcellos ...
Allievo Prof. Quadri (uncredited)
Christian Belegue ...
Gipsy (uncredited)
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Minister (uncredited)
Claudio Cappeli ...
Hired Killer (uncredited)
Romano Costa ...
Man opening the door (uncredited)
Marilyn Goldin ...
Flower Seller (uncredited)
Marta Lado ...
Marcello's Daughter (uncredited)
Giorgio Pelloni ...
Allievo Prof. Quadri (uncredited)
Gino Vagniluca ...
Secretario (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bernardo Bertolucci

Written by

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Alberto Moravia ... (novel)
 
Bernardo Bertolucci ... (screenplay)
 
Lee Kresel ... (written by: English version)

Produced by

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Giovanni Bertolucci ... executive producer
Maurizio Lodi-Fè ... producer (uncredited)

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Georges Delerue ... (music scored by)

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Vittorio Storaro ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Franco Arcalli

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Carlo Broglio ... assistant editor
Vincenzo Di Santo ... assistant editor
Giancarlo Venarucci ... assistant editor

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Ferdinando Scarfiotti ... (uncredited)

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Ferdinando Scarfiotti

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Maria Paola Maino ... (uncredited)

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Gitt Magrini

Makeup Department

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Franco Corridoni ... makeup artist
Rosa Luciani ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Giuliana Bettoja ... post-production supervisor
Mario Cotone ... production supervisor
Serge Lebeau ... production manager: France
Aldo U. Passalacqua ... production supervisor
Nicola Venditti ... production supervisor

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Alain Bonnot ... assistant director
Paolo Finocchi ... assistant director
Aldo Lado ... assistant director

Art Department

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Nedo Azzini ... assistant art director
Osvaldo Desideri ... assistant set decorator
Philippe Turlure ... assistant set decorator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mario Dallimonti ... sound
Franco Bassi ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Guido Giorgucci ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

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Giuseppe Alberti ... assistant camera
Enrico Umetelli ... camera operator
Alberico Novelli ... electrician (uncredited)
Angelo Novi ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Piero Cicoletti ... assistant costumer

Music Department

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Georges Delerue ... conductor

Other crew

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Lee Kresel ... dialogue director: English version
Maurizio Lodi-Fè ... presenter (as Maurizio Lodi-Fe')
Loredana Pagliaro ... production secretary
Al Lo Presti ... supervisor: English version
Flavia Sante Vanin ... script girl (as Flavia Vanin)
Pietro Sassaroli ... administrator
Attilio Viti ... production secretary
Arturo Dominici ... voice dubbing: Fosco Giachetti (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani ... voice dubbing: Jean-Louis Trintignant (uncredited)
Giuseppe Rinaldi ... voice dubbing: José Quaglio (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone ... voice dubbing: Dominique Sanda (uncredited)
Lydia Simoneschi ... voice dubbing: Yvonne Sanson (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

This story opens in 1938 in Rome, where Marcello has just taken a job working for Mussollini and is courting a beautiful young woman who will make him even more of a conformist. Marcello is going to Paris on his honeymoon and his bosses have an assignment for him there. Look up an old professor who fled Italy when the fascists came into power. At the border of Italy and France, where Marcello and his bride have to change trains, his bosses give him a gun with a silencer. In a flashback to 1917, we learn why sex and violence are linked in Marcello's mind. Written by Dale O'Connor

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Taglines Bertolucci's Masterpiece about Sex and Politics [re-release] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le conformiste (France)
  • Der Konformist (West Germany)
  • Der große Irrtum (West Germany)
  • The Conformist (United States)
  • The Conformist (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Budget $750,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia When Clerici asks the operator to connect him with Prof. Quadri, the telephone number he gives is the (one-time) telephone number of Bertolucci's idol Jean-Luc Godard. When Quadri answers the phone, Clerici recalls one of his lectures in which Quadri said "The time for reflection is over. Now is the time for action." This is the opening line in Godard's film Le Petit Soldat. See more »
Goofs A radio tower appears in a flashback to Marcello's Rome boyhood in 1917. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Chi È Più Felice Di Me? See more »
Quotes Marcello: Ten years ago, my father was in Munich. Often, after the theater, he told me that he'd go with friends to a Bierstube. There was a nutty man they thought a fool. He spoke about politics. He was quite an attraction. They'd buy him beer and encourage him. He'd stand up on the table making furious speeches. It was Hitler.
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