R | | Drama
A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
At first the film had been edited in a linear way by the usual editor Roberto Perpignani. Later Franco "Kim" Arcalli tried to edit some sequences of the film alternating past and present and changing the structure of the film. That attempt convinced Bertolucci so much that he decided to reassemble the film by Franco Arcalli, who since then became his brilliant and irreplaceable editor.
It's me, yes. Everything all right?
Marcello: What do you mean, they're gone? You mean she's gone, too?
Marcello: I'll be waiting in front of the hotel.
A radio tower appears in a flashback to Marcello's Rome boyhood in 1917.
The "Dance of the Blind" sequence was restored for the 1994 re-issue of the film. This had been cut for the American release. Contrary to early reports, the DVD released by Paramount does include this scene.
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