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Conformist, The

Alternative title
Conformista, Il
Synopsis
A man named Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant) attempts to escape his emotional past by subscribing to totalitarianism in Bernardo Bertolucci’s masterpiece of Italian cinema. But when Clerici is asked to kill a leftist professor to show his loyalty, he finds that the decision to become a ‘conformist’ - to live by society’s rules - requires him to ignore his morals. Based on the novel by Alberto Moravia.

Dual format DVD and Blu-ray. Extras include: BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI; REFLECTIONS ON CINEMA documentary (Blu-ray oly); commentary by David Forgacs; booklet.
Language
English
Country
Italy
Year of production
1970
Subjects
Film studies; Italian studies; Politics & government; Psychology
Keywords
Fascism; Literary adaptation; political ideology; moral philosophy

Credits

Director
Bernardo Bertolucci
Writer
Alberto Moravia
Cast
Dominique Sanda 
Jean-Louis Trintignant 
Stefania Sandrelli 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£27.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
113 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Arrow Film Distributors Ltd

Web
http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01923 858306
Fax
01923 859673
Address
18 Watford Road
Radlett
Herts
WD7 8LE
Notes
contact: Neil Agran

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