Top 10 Foreign Language Movies

The Conformist

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This Italian piece paved the way for many of the conventions still relevant in modern cinema, as well as acting as one of the first to confront the fascism Europe was subjected to 3 decades previously. Based on a novel by Mussolini era journalist Alberto Moravia, the movie tackles the issues surrounding the act of conforming, in this case with regards to a totalitarian government such as Mussolini’s. The cinematography in the piece is often championed as some of the best ever, and it’s easy to see why.