With the run of classics that American filmmakers churned out in the studio system during the ’70s, it’s easy to forget that Italian master Bernardo Bertolucci also delivered some of his finest work during the decade. Across those ten years he delivered “The Spider’s Stratagem,” “Last Tango In Paris,” “1900,” and, for many of us here around the office, a personal favorite, “The Conformist.” Now that it’s been freshly restored for home video, we’ve got a few copies to share with you.
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda, Gastone Moschin, Pierre Clementi, Enzo Tarascio, and José Quaglio, the film follows a secret police agent, Marcelo Clerici, who is dispatched to assassinate his old professor, Quadri. Clerici uses his honeymoon with his new wife Giulia as the perfect cover under which to carry out his assignment. While on his mission, however, he becomes obsessed with the professor’s wife Anna (Dominique Sanda), and he slowly begins to question everything he thought he knew about fascism. It’s terrific stuff, lensed by the great Vittorio Storaro, and we have some Blu-rays on hand for a few lucky readers.
To win, follow us on Twitter and tweet: “I want to win The Conformist from @ThePlaylist. #WinThePlaylistContest.” Your final step: just email us your tweet, your full name and address, and tell us which comic book movie was shot by Vittorio Storaro. Good luck!
“The Conformist” arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on November 25th.
Update: Contest closed. Winners will be contacted via email.