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The Conformist

Il conformista

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Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Italy, France, 1970
Crime, Thriller, History
      Italian
      English

Synopsis

An Italian man is drawn into the fascist party when he’s instructed to assassinate his former college professor, a vocal anti-fascist living in exile in France during the 1930s. Based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Alberto Moravia.

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Regularly hailed as one of the greatest films ever made (and rightly so), Bernardo Bertolucci’s supreme masterpiece is both a 70s political thriller and a surreal, highly sensual journey to Europe’s troubled past. It was a huge influence on Coppola for The Godfather, and is essential to this day.

Synopsis

An Italian man is drawn into the fascist party when he’s instructed to assassinate his former college professor, a vocal anti-fascist living in exile in France during the 1930s. Based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Alberto Moravia.

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The ConformistDirected byBernardo Bertolucci
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2011
Berlin International Film Festival
1970 | 2 wins including: Interfilm Award - Recommendation
1990
Academy Awards
1972 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

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