Bernardo Bertolucci was obviously influenced by the films of Jean-Luc Godard and the worldwide political upheavals of 1968 while assembling his feature-film Partner. This unorthodox adaptation of Dostoevsky's The Double studiously avoids traditional linear storytelling and exposition techniques. Pierre Clementi stars as a repressed young student who concocts a radical alter ego for himself. As the student's two faces argue polemics, Bertolucci uses the opportunity to take freewheeling critical potshots at all forms of political ideology.
Creditsdirector: Bernardo Bertolucci
composer: Ennio Morricone
producer: Giovanni Bertolucci
More infocountry: France
Bernardo Bertolucci (1941): The Grim Reaper (1962), Before the Revolution (1964), Il canale (1966), Partner (1968), Love and Anger (1969), Il conformista (1970), The Spider's Stratagem (1970), La salute è malata (1971), Last Tango in Paris (1972), 1900 (1976), Luna (1979), The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981), L'addio a Enrico Berlinguer (1984), The Last Emperor (1987), 12 registi per 12 città (1989), The Sheltering Sky (1990), Little Buddha (1993), Stealing Beauty (1996), Besieged (1998), Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002), The Dreamers (2003), Me and You (2012).