Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
feature film is a beautiful, funny adventure that uses sound, silence, music, color and an
extremely literary frame of reference to create a two-hour sense of the impression of what
it's like to be a romantic in today's world. The screenplay by Bertolucci and Gianni Amico
is very freely inspired by Dostoevsky's short novel, The Double, about an
ineffectual young man who is taken over--and ultimately driven to madness--by his alter
ego, who can do all the things he cannot. Italian with English subtitles.