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- Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
- ITALY, FRANCE, GERMANY / 1970 / DCP / Colour / 113’ / Italian, French, English; Turkish, English s.t.
- Screenplay: Bernardo Bertolucci
- Original Work: Alberto Moravia
- Director of Photography: Vittorio Storaro
- Editing: Franco Arcalli
- Music: Georges Delerue
- Cast: Jean Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clémenti
- Producer: Maurizio Lodi-Fe
- Production Co.: Mars Film Produzione, Marianne Productions, Maran Film
- World Sales: Minerva Pictures
- 1970 BERLIN -- Interfilm Award
- 1970 DAVID DI DONATELLO AWARDS -- Best Film
- 1970 LONDON -- Sutherland Trophy
The Conformist is an unforgettable film which, through a highly nuanced sense of cinema, perfectly brings to the screen the themes and political essence of Bernardo Bertolucci, one of the most important filmmakers of our times whose decades spanning career produced many masterpieces. Owing a debt of experience to his poet father Attilio Bertolucci and Pier Paolo Passolini, whom he worked for as an assistant, Bertolucci depicts the rise of a young and ambitious police officer in fascist Italy at the brink of war in his adaptation of Alberto Moravia’s novel of the same name. Cultivated and open to other cultures, Marcello is sent to Paris to help in the assassination of a dissenting professor and he not only wins the trust of the professor but also gets close with his elegant wife. Bertolucci builds The Conformist like a visual feast and questions the link between sexual and ideological identities and secret passions through the complex character of the condescending Marcello.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.