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The Conformist – cancel culture and fascism

10 April 2024

2:00 AM

10 April 2024

2:00 AM

Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1970 masterpiece, adapted from the 1951 Alberto Moravia novel, is a case study in conformism under a fascist regime. The film stars Jean-Louis Trintignant as Marcello Clerici, a conformist mid-level fascist functionary in Mussolini’s Italy who is ordered to assassinate his former professor, an antifascist dissident in Paris.

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