Partner (1968)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 25, 2005
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Time Out

Aggressively 'new wave.'

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Tom Dawson
Total Film

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

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Nora Sayre
New York Times

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

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

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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

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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… More