The Conformist

Bernardo Bertolucci (director, screenwriter)
Alberto Moravia (novel)
Angelo Novi (photographer)
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin (starring)

Rome: Mars Film, Circa 1970. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Jean-Louis Trintignant and Stefania Sandrelli from the 1970 film. Stamp of photographer Angelo Novi on verso.

An intricate and incisive examination of the psychological tribulations of a man who will do anything to be "normal." Marcello Clerici (Trintignant), a young and upper-middle class Italian, joins Mussolini's Organization for Vigilance and Repression of Anti-Fascism, and his first assignment is to assassinate his former teacher, a political dissident now residing in France with his attractive young wife. Under the guise of taking his new bride, Gulia, on a honeymoon, Marcello travels to France to complete his mission.

Lauded for its fantastic cinematography and expressionistic style, often compared stylistically to early German Expressionist works, such as Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will" or Fritz Lang's "Metropolis."

9.5 x 7.25 inches. Near Fine.

Arrow Academy 709. Schrader's Canon Fodder 14. Grant Italy.

[Book #151976]