In Mussolini's Italy, repressed Jean-Louis Trintignant, trying to purge memories of a youthful, homosexual episode – and murder – joins the Fascists in a desperate attempt to fit in. As the reluctant Judas motors to his personal Gethsemane (the assassination of his leftist mentor), he flashes back to a dance party for the blind; an insane asylum in a stadium; and wife Stefania Sandrelli and lover Dominique Sanda dancing the tango in a working class hall. But those are only a few of this political thriller's anthology pieces, others including Trintignant's honeymoon coupling with Sandrelli in a train compartment as the sun sets outside their window; a bimbo lolling on the desk of a fascist functionary, glimpsed in the recesses of his cavernous office; a murder victim's hands leaving bloody streaks on a limousine parked in a wintry forest. Bernardo Bertolucci's masterpiece, adapted from the Alberto Moravia novel, boasts an authentic Art Deco look created by production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, a score by the great Georges Delerue and breathtaking color cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.
-Includes the new 4K restoration of The Conformist from the original camera negative by Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with Minerva Pictures under the supervision of Fondazione Bernardo Bertolucci.
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Critic Bilge Ebiri
-New Interview with Valentina Ricciardelli, president of the Bernardo Bertolucci Foundation
-2023 Re-Release Trailer
-Includes the 2011 HD restoration of The Conformist created in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, Vittorio Storaro and Bernardo Bertolucci
-In the Shade of the Conformist (57 min)
-Original 1970 U.S. Theatrical Trailer
-2014 Re-Release Trailer