Conformist, The ( conformista, Il ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 866

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 59

Theatrical Release Date: 10/22/1970

Language: Italian

Genre: Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Actors: Stefania Sandrelli, Fosco Giachetti, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gastone Moschin, Pierre Clémenti, Enzo Tarascio

Plot: An Italian fascist with a complicated past is tasked with hunting down his old professor, who has fled Italy and is not considered an anti-fascist threat. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/21/2019

An excellently filmed, acted, and told neo-noir, "The Conformist" forcefully evocates the threats fascism and conformity pose.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/28/2012

Unlike the usual political thriller, this film delves more deeply into the emotional psyche of the inhabitants of a fear-based political culture. The film is an interesting meditation on the ebb and flow of cowardice and bravery displayed in fascism and contains a solid and ambiguously thought-provoking ending.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/17/2013

Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Giulia plan on their wedding. In a flashback, Lino (Pierre Clémenti), a chauffeur, gives Marcelo a haunting memory. Marcello is tasked to eliminate Professor Quadri. The score utilized were applicable, Trintignant’s portrayal was likable and its haunting conclusion seems to be fitting. The topics on fascism, social acceptance, normalcy, fate, love, cowardice and fear of political agenda were well presented. Direction and cinematography were gorgeous and picturesque. Screenplay was impressive with lines: "You've got try to understand women." "Do you believe at all in fate?" "I'm going to build a life that's normal." "Fight or be beaten." and "Don't hurt us please." Overall, The Conformist tackles on sensitive political and life …

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