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A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

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Directed by

Bernardo Bertolucci

Written by

Bernardo Bertolucci (Screenplay)
Alberto Moravia (Novel)

Runtime

108 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

Italian

Tagline

A dazzling movie

Cast

Keywords

italy paris, france fascism childhood trauma benito mussolini conformity political assassination anti-fascist bad hitman

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Lists

#85 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#84 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Bernardo Bertolucci