The Conformist (Blu-ray)
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.
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
Note: Does not come with o-card/ sleeve.
- Bernardo Bertolucci - Director
- Jean-Louis Trintignant - Actor
- Stefania Sandrelli - Actor
- Dominique Sanda - Actor
- Vittorio Storaro - Cinematographer
- Ferdinando Scarfiotti - Art Director
- Georges Delerue - Composer