The Conformist (Blu-ray)
A dazzling movie
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 25, 2014
- Originally Released: 1970
- Label: Raro Video USA Ltd.
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: In the Shade of The Conformist (57 min. 5 sec.)
- Original 1970 U.S. theatrical trailer
- 2014 U.S. theatrical re-release trailer
- New and improved English subtitles
- Digitally restored
- New HD transfer from original 35 mm negative print
- Fully illustrated booklet
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
- PCM Stereo - English, French, Italian
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin & Enzo Tarascio|
|Performer:||Dominique Sanda & Pierre Clémenti|
|Directed by||Bernardo Bertolucci|
|Edited by||Franco Arcalli|
|Screenplay by||Bernardo Bertolucci|
|Composition by||Georges Delerue|
|Cinematography by||Vittorio Storaro|
Rating: 4/5 -- Bertolucci's film has the compelling quality of a bad dream.
...Through the swirling steps of its intricate flashback structure, THE CONFORMIST sustains its evasive, downbeat and sometimes absurdist mood with a remarkable intensity...
...An Oedipal story of enormous complexity, both thematically and stylistically...
Sight and Sound
It's easy to overlook how stark The Conformist's political and allegorical message is because it's just so damn beautiful. Full Review
Bertolucci must now be considered one of the most distinctive creators with film. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Rating: 4/5 -- All hail the revival of one of Bernardo Bertolucci's best films.
London Evening Standard
Bertolucci's boldest and most expressive film ... Full Review
A man named Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant) attempts to escape his emotional past by subscribing to totalitarianism in Bernardo Bertolucci's masterpiece of Italian cinema. But when Clerici is asked to kill a leftist professor to show his loyalty, he finds that the decision to become a "conformist"--to live by society's rules--requires him to ignore his morals.
The film that made Bernardo Bertolucci's international reputation, THE CONFORMIST (based on Alberto Moravia's novel) is equal parts film noir, Freudian melodrama, and political commentary. The hero, Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant), joins Italy's fascist party, marries a simpering bourgeois woman, and agrees to assassinate the university professor who once acted as his mentor, all to become a "normal" member of society. As his psyche unravels--a homosexual encounter at age 13, his father's illness, his desire for the professor's wife, Anna (Dominique Sanda)--Bertolucci gradually shows that Clerici wants to become a robot in order to forget the messiness of life. But Clerici is moral enough at heart to begin putting off the murder in true Hamlet fashion. Bertolucci evokes the antiseptic fascist bureaucracy, the charming circle of the professor, and the bloody outcome of moral bankruptcy with equally arresting visuals. The narrative is nonlinear, but the arc is clear; as Clerici's smug, self-satisfied air comes undone, Bertolucci wants every Italian to answer for their own behavior when the fascists came.
- Gaffe in the film: a radio tower is seen in a flashback to 1917.
- Sales Rank: 95,447
- UPC: 816018010883
- Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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