Lo primero que llama la atención de este filme es ese estilo de filmación de Bertolucci. Posee un lenguaje evocativo, sensible, elipsis que cortan las escenas de forma abrupta. Hay una suerte estética por las texturas (a lo Antonioni), la visita a escenarios degradados. Se respira un aire pesimista y decadente. Temáticamente, es eso. La frustración de un joven (como burgues, político y amante). El fin del idealismo.
Apprenticeship with the wrong master: affectations of New Wave in the French mode divert the potential greatness of this film into an offhand cinematic paraphrase of Godard at his most glib, which is a shame, since Bertolucci's expressive dramaturgy could have easily translated and transcended the blackness of the narrative, humanity: politics are an emotion of restlessness.
Good film especially the relationship between the youth and the aunt it could of been a bit shorter though maybe it could of lost some of the political discussions but not all of them because that really was important to the youth's character. Also has anyone else noticed a lot of first or second time directors have a lot of scenes where there charters talk or joke about films, like Woody Allen or Martin Scorsese.