The conformist

1970 - DRAMA

Based on a novel by Alberto Moravia, Bernardo Bertolucci’s film is a character study of a man who “conforms” to the ideological fashions of his days.

Set in 1930s Italy, Marcello has spent his life accommodating others, in search for a sense of belonging. When he is drawn into the fascist party, he agrees to assassinate a political refugee who turns out to be his former college professor…


Satellite Awards 2006: Satellite Award: Best Classic DVD

Golden Globes: Golden Globe 1972; Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film Italy

Academy Awards: Oscar 1972; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Bernardo Bertolucci

Belgian Film Critics Association 1972: Grand Prix

National Society of Film Critics Awards 1972: NSFC Award; Best Cinematography, Vittorio Storaro; Best Director, Bernardo Bertolucci

David di Donatello Award 1971: David; Best Film, Maurizio Lodi-Fe

Berlin Film Festival 1970: Interfilm Award – Recommendation and Journalists’ Special Award, Bernardo Bertolucci


Berlin Film Festival 1970: Golden Berlin Bear, Bernardo Bertolucci

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Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci Cast Stefania Sandrelli, Jean-Louis Tritignant, Gastone Moschin