- Original title
- Running time
- 108 min.
Bernardo Bertolucci (Novel: Alberto Moravia)
Orso Maria Guerrini,
Co-production Italy-France; Mars Films Produzione / Marianne Productions
Drama | 1930s. 1940s
- Movie Groups
Alberto Moravia Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- This story opens in 1938 in Rome, where Marcello has just taken a job working for Mussollini and is courting a beautiful young woman who will make him even more of a conformist. Marcello is going to Paris on his honeymoon and his bosses have an assignment for him there. Look up an old professor who fled Italy when the fascists came into power. At the border of Italy and France, where Marcello and his bride have to change trains, his bosses give him a gun with a silencer. In a flashback to 1917, we learn why sex and violence are linked in Marcello's mind.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay
: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Film
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Director
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Film (ex-aequo)
: Berlin Film Festival: Interfilm Award (Recommendation)
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