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A private eye is blamed for the death of an accountant he was hired to follow.

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DVD TALK COLLECTORS SERIES SELECTIONspectacular double DVD presentation this is how you treat a classic film by a classic director!!! -- DVD Talk.com

NoShame has assembled one of their most ambitious releases to date -- 10,000 Bullets.com

NoShame has done a remarkable job bringing PARTNER to the masses with this two-DVD set. -- Digitally Obsessed.com

Special Features

  • DISC 1:
  • Dreams from the Other Side  - Interview with director Bernardo Bertolucci
  • To Edit a Partner  - Interview with editor Roberto Perpignani
  • Pierre Clementi screen test
  • Outtakes
  • Extensive poster and still gallery
  • DISC 2:  La Sua Giornata di Gloria (His Day of Glory) - the almost-lost film by film critic Edoardo Bruno, honored by Bernardo Bertolucci with a rush from PARTNER as part of the main titles
  • Back to Glory ­ Interview with director Edoardo Bruno
  • Lou Castel¹s screen test
  • Laura Troschel¹s screen test
  • On camera rehearsal
  • Collectible booklet ­ Including liner notes, essay on Italian New Wave movement, Bernardo Bertolucci¹s bio and essay by Edoardo Bruno

Product Details

  • Actors: Tina Aumont, Rochelle Barbieri, Sandro Bernadone, Alessandro Cane (II), Gianpaolo Capovilla
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Original recording remastered, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Noshame
  • DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B9E2NG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,228 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Partner" on IMDb

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One of the worst movies I have ever seen, and I watch a lot of movies. Boring, with a very unappealing, lead character. I kept asking myself "Why was this movie ever made? How could anyone think an audience would want to see this movie? What is the point of wasting my time with this nonsense?" The reason this film was "lost" is simple, it sucks! My rating is zero stars, but one is the lowest allowed.
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While the often noticed aping by Bertolucci of his hero Godard in this early film is quite true (even the film itself admits its debt to Godard right on screen), there is more here than mere imitation. Whether intentional or not I saw plenty of other influences from Bunuel, to the paintings if Rene Magritte. A loose, examination of schizophrenia; an inhibited intellectual young man spawns a separate self who is confident, aggressive and revolutionary.

While vaguely based on Dostoyevsky’s “The Double”, this is very much it’s own story, and a hell of a lot of fun. I found Bertolucci’s surreal playfulness more inviting than most of Godard’s work from that period. It asks many of the same questions, and has much of the same distain for modern consumer society, (and film narrative conventions) but does it with an absurdist sense of humor that give rise to some moments that now seem as much “Monty Python” as they are French New Wave.

The most egregious Godard rip-offs can be annoying (sudden inappropriate music, etc), but they are for the most part mercifully brief. Mostly this is more influence and homage than theft, and creates a time capsule that still has relevance and interest, and pleasure in the watching. Pierre Clementi does a fine job playing the two different versions of the hero Giaccobe.

The "No Shame" transfer is quite nice, and contains a number of interesting extras, including an entire 2nd feature film by critic
Eduardo Bruno.
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By Wilma on September 2, 2015
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Boring. The film's content is boring and - what's worse - also the visual style. I can't believe the same director made the splendid "Before the Revolution" before this film and the superb "The Conformist" after this film. "Partner" is, to put it in a nutshell, Pierre Clémenti, looking like a juvenile Freddie Mercury, moving about aimlessly, doing nothing but spouting hot air for two hours of film, displaying a phony seriousness that really is hilarious. This could be tolerable if Bertolucci had filmed it in a stunning superb way we know he is capable of. But in this film he is someone else. That disappointed me. The film is probably meant to be outrageous, experimental and progressive. It is not. For comparison watch what Tinto Brass did around the same time (Nerosubianco), and see what Alejandro Jodorowsky achieved around the same time (Fando y Lis).
The bonus film on the second disc (His Day of Glory, directed by Edoardo Bruno) is complete rubbish. Black and white in grainy Super 8 quality, mostly out of focus, zero visual ideas. Plot ? A bunch of bored yuppie gasbags being placed before the camera talking about Brecht, poetry and bourgeoisie and I don't know what else because I turned it off after 20 minutes of super-boredom. Better use your precious lifetime for watching again one of Bertolucci's masterpieces or the two masterpieces of the aforementioned directors.
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This film is a freewheeling 60s film based on The Double from Dochevsky. Of course it probably doesn't look much like it at all. The film was improvised and shot with sound at a time when Italian cinema used mainly dubbing (still often do). The Revolutions of 1968 were going on in Europe and France at the time and the story of a young man who fails at everything is met by his double who is always a success. Antics and political statements galore. The film is most notable for being one of Bertolucci's first films. It is beautifully restored and looks great. I liked the interview with Bertolucci that comes with the film.
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this movie has it all. drama, an edge of your seat - psychcological - story-line, handsome lead. partner is an adaptation of the classic book "the double" by dostoyevsky. this is the only movie made from a book i've read and loved that has so captured the feel and integrity of the written work. if you are looking to see a great movie and have the patience to sit through one with subtitles then this is your movie.
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My copy - ordered from this listing - looks like the picture and contains no extras. Half of these reviews are misleading! Look. This is 2013. The 1968 film looks like an experiment out of a film class, with poor equipment. It is often interesting - I liked it better than Gus Van Sant's 2002 "Gerry" with two guys both named Gerry, hiking in a desert. Stuff happens, and there is visual interest in the experiments, especially compared with those Gerrys in the desert. I liked the pan shots that switched from one Jacob to the next one, even if panning was a ruse. Why stop there? Keep panning to the other Jacobs. And use the whole class! It's no "Weekend." Seems too personal to be political. With Petrushka for a landlord - what happened to Stravinsky? Too expensive? OK. There was plenty of avant-garde music happening back then. I performed some. Some Luciano Berio might have been nice, if not too highbrow. There didn't seem to be a consistent exploration of Artaud. The diatribe against America near the end was amusing - but not as funny as Chaplin's sendups of TV commercials in the 1957 "A King in New York." Let's see. Do they use American laundry detergent in Vietnam now? Was that the point of the war? A kinder and gentler variation on the British Opium War? Or did we Gerry that one like we did Iraq? Whatever. I found a good clip from this collection of experiments on YouTube. That might be enough for you. It has jingle music.
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