The Conformist [Il Conformista]

Bernardo Bertolucci (director)
Angelo Novi (photographer)
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1970. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1970 film, showing director Bernardo Bertolucci behind a camera on the set. Stamp of photographer Claude Steiner on the verso.

A young upper-middle class Italian man joins Mussolini's Organization for Vigilance and Repression of Antifascism, and his first assignment is to assassinate his former teacher, a political dissident now residing in France. An intricate and incisive examination of the psychological tribulations of a man who will do anything to be "normal," compared stylistically to early German Expressionist works, such as Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will" (1935) or Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" (1927).

6.75 x 8.5 inches. Near Fine.

Arrow Academy 709. Grant Italy. Schrader 14.


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