Rome: Mars Film, 1970. Vintage French mini poster for the 1970 Italian film. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing. Based on the 1951 novel by Alberto Moravia.
Bernardo Bertolucci weaves an intricate and incisive picture examining the psychological tribulations of a man who will do anything to be "normal," despite the enormous personal cost. Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a young upper-middle class Italian who joins Mussolini's Organization for Vigilance and Repression of Anti-Fascism. His first assignment directs him to assassinate a former teacher and political dissident, now residing in France with his attractive young wife. Under the guise of taking Gulia, his new bride, on a honeymoon, Marcello travels to France to complete his mission.
The film is lauded for its fantastic cinematography and expressionistic style and is often compared stylistically to early German Expressionist works, such as Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will" or Fritz Lang's "Metropolis."
15 x 23 inches (38 x 58 cm). Near Fine with light toning overall and stains to the corners, five short closed tears along right edge.
Arrow Academy 500.