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Il Conformista (The Conformist)


In Mussolini's Italy, repressed Jean-Louis Trintignant, trying to purge memories of a youthful, homosexual episode--and murder--joins the Fascists in a desperate attempt to fit in. As the reluctant Judas motors to his personal Gethsemane (the assassination of his leftist mentor), he flashes back to a dance party for the blind; an insane asylum in a stadium; and wife Stefania Sandrelli and lover Dominique Sanda dancing the tango in a working class hall. But those are only a few of this political thriller's anthology pieces, others including Trintignant's honeymoon coupling with Sandrelli in a train compartment as the sun sets outside their window; a bimbo lolling on the desk of a fascist functionary, glimpsed in the recesses of his cavernous office; a murder victim's hands leaving bloody streaks on a limousine parked in a wintry forest. Bernardo Bertolucci's masterpiece, adapted from the Alberto Moravia novel, boasts an authentic Art Deco look created by production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, a score by the great Georges Delerue and breathtaking color cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.

Director: Bernando Bertolucci
Italy/France/Germany, 1970, 113 min
Film in Italian and English with English subtitles

2018-01-17 18:00:00 2018-01-17 20:00:00 America/New_York Il Conformista (The Conformist) European Union Delegation in the US: Il Conformista (The Conformist) Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitheaven St NW, Washington DC European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
January 17, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Embassy of Italy,
3000 Whitheaven St NW,
Washington DC 
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