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The Conformist


Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Dominique Sanda View All


Bernardo Bertolucci (Screenplay), Bernardo Bertolucci (Director) View All

Release: Oct. 21st, 1970
Runtime: 1 hour, 48 minutes
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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Bertolucci's direction uses a non-linear narrative as the film starts with Marcello preparing for his mission, but then starts going back and forth to different moments in his past that led him to where he is now.