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NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 2
This 1969 parable about the attempt of a would-be organization man (Jean-Louis Trintignant) to prove himself to Italian Fascism is actually one of Bernando Bertolucci’s least murky meldings of psychology and politics, but American audiences can be forgiven their confusion: The film, adapted from an Albert Moravia novel, was released in the U.S. with a crucial scene excised. This new 25th-anniversary 35mm print restores that sequence, shown with the film recently (but only as a video addendum) at the National Gallery. Since the restoration was supervised by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, the new print should do justice to the elegant compositions and color schemes as well as to the intricate, time-traveling narrative. At the Biograph, 2819 M St. NW. (202) 333-2696. (Mark Jenkins)