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Partner (1968)





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A man manages to make an exact duplicate of himself. The double is alike in every way, except he succeeds in all things the man tries to achieve but fails at miserably. Jacob (Pierre Clementi) watches as his double seduces women, dominates opponents and wins at everything he tries to do. The two clash over politics, art, morality and women (Stefania Sandrelli and Tina Aumont). The question is raised if change is good for the development of humankind, why are revolutions so bloody?more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Bernardo Bertolucci, Gianni Amico
On DVD: Oct 25, 2005


Tina Aumont
as Salesgirl
Antonio Maestri
as "Tre zampe"
Jed Curtis
as Traveler
Sergio Tofano
as Petrushka
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Critic Reviews for Partner

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Aggressively 'new wave.'

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The specific meaning of many of the scenes is obscure, but the total effect is that of youthful explosion of movie talent.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Bernardo Bertolucci's third and seldom-shown feature is very much a reflection of its period -- 1968 -- but no less fascinating for that.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

More than just a storytelling stunt, it's a fraught, revealing portrait of a brand-crazed and emotionally arrested society.

Full Review… | July 20, 2007
Total Film

Partner's unchained energy and its willingness to raise questions and even provide some answers still make for compelling viewing.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

June 29, 2005

Audience Reviews for Partner

An inspiration for Fight Club, for sure, Bertolucci's film is, undoubtedly, an art film. The narrative is almost non-existent, and the plot is thin. It follows little logic and seems a compilation of visualized ideas. Of course, there's nothing wrong with this, but it's important to know that you aren't getting the dramatic punch you might from the director's other films. Seems more of a Godard picture than Bertolucci's later works. Still recommended.

El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer


An interesting attempt by Bernardo Bertolucci to be Godard. Again, as with most Bertolucci movies, the visuals are lovely.

Kate ___________

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