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Il conformista

Bernardo Bertolucci Itali, 1970

Nick Potter's rating of the film The Conformist

There's a reason that Bernardo Bertolucci is considered one of the greats, and The Conformist is a terrific legacy. Terrific surreal story that doesn't go so far that it becomes entirely ridiculous. Mesmerizing cinematography that feels just like a painting. The humor is just subtle enough that you almost forget the presence of it in between moments that are borderline screwball. A true classic.