Before the Revolution, DVD



Italian maestro Bernardo Bertolucci was just 22 years old when he directed this coming-of-age drama set in Parma.

Loosely based on Stendhal's novel 'The Charterhouse of Parma', the film follows 20-year-old Marxist Fabrizio (Francesco Barilli) in his idealistic attempt to break away from all things bourgeois.

Fabrizio begins his journey by breaking off his engagement to his middle-class childhood sweetheart Clelia (Cristina Pariset).

Fabrizio's idealism is shaken, however, when his best friend (Allen Midgette) commits suicide, and he finds a temporary comfort of sorts in the arms of his young, emotionally unstable Aunt Gina (Adriana Asti).


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (15)
  • EAN: 5035673010990
  • Catalogue number: BFIB1099
  • Studio: BFI
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  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: B/W


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